Engineering Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 6 engineering schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of engineering and engineering education in Chicago, which includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Engineering Employment

Chicago 29,280
Illinois 54,440

Exactly 29,280 of Illinois' 39,680 engineering professionals work in Chicago. The number of engineering professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 34% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for engineering professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Engineering employment growth

64,800 67,250 67,660 67,630 39,680
44,430 46,670 46,740 45,560 29,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$67,227 $72,621 $77,444 $75,933 $74,638
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of engineering professionals in Chicago has shrunk, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $74,638 per year was earned by engineering professionals in Chicago. Four years earlier in 2006, engineering professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $67,227 per year. The growth in the salary of engineering professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Chicago

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90th percentile

Engineering professionals make a median salary of $72,372 per year in Chicago. The 10% of engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $41,536 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $103,528 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Chicago

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering

On average engineering professionals in Chicago earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Chicago.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's engineering professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited engineering schools in the city.

Engineering Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 54 degree and certificate programs in engineering offered by Chicago's engineering schools.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 813 students completed engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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