Fire Science Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

The city of Chicago has only one school where fire science faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of fire science and fire science education in Chicago, which includes fire science training at the fire science associates degree level.


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Fire Science Employment

Chicago 5,430
Illinois 7,180

Exactly 5,430 of Illinois' 7,180 fire science professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of fire science professionals in Chicago has grown by 91%. As the number of fire science professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Fire Science employment growth

4,110 4,390 3,870 7,120 7,180
2,840 3,180 5,250 5,520 5,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Fire Science VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$63,155 $68,148 $74,320 $77,705 $76,050
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for fire science professionals have increased. In 2010 Chicago fire science professionals earned an average yearly salary of $76,050. Four years earlier in 2006, fire science professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $63,155 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Chicago

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Fire science professionals make a median salary of $77,982 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the fire science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 102%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $50,735 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $102,692 per year.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Chicago

Criminal Justice
Construction Management
Fire Science
Public Administration

Fire science professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science schools in Chicago


There is only one accredited fire science school in the city. Many of Chicago's fire science professionals are graduates of this school.

Fire Science Programs Offered In Chicago


There is one degree and certificate program in fire science offered by Chicago's fire science school.

Student Completed Fire Science Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 4 students graduated from fire science courses.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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