Film Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Film faculty can choose to work at one of 5 film schools in Chicago. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in film in the city of Chicago, which encompasses film training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Film
  • Masters degree in Film
  • PhD degree in Film


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Film Employment

Chicago 880
Illinois 1,090

Of the 1,090 film professionals employed in Illinois, 880 work in Chicago. The number of film professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 21% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Film employment growth

1,590 1,910 2,240 2,190 1,090
1,120 1,560 680 1,770 880
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Film VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$43,703 $45,933 $44,927 $43,560 $45,510
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for film professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 film professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $45,510 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, film professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $43,703 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$24,627
25th percentile
$30,277
50th percentile
$43,343
75th percentile
$60,677
90th percentile
$69,620

Film professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $43,343 per year. The 10% of film professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $24,627 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $69,620 per year.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Chicago

Film
$45,510
Design
$58,565
Computer Animation
$62,850
Art
$67,433

Film professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Film schools in Chicago

5

Many of Chicago's film professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited film schools in the city.

Film Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
0
bachelor
6
master
3
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total10

There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in film offered by Chicago's film schools.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Chicago

associate
0
bachelor
485
master
42
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total529

Approximately 529 students completed film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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