History Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

History faculty can choose to work at one of 9 history schools in Chicago. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the history academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in history includes history training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in History
  • Masters degree in History
  • PhD degree in History


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois History Employment

Chicago 240
Illinois 320

Exactly 240 of Illinois' 320 history professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of history professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 37%. As the number of history professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois History employment growth

570 560 560 360 320
380 360 340 250 240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

History VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$41,810 $47,975 $49,870 $48,540 $49,150
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: History in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for history professionals have increased. In 2010 history professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $49,150 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for history professionals in Chicago was $41,810 per year. The growth in the salary of history professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for History professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

History professionals make a median salary of $43,380 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the history professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 184%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,825 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $81,830 per year.

Average Salaries for History professionals and related professions in Chicago

Political Science
Liberal Arts

On average history professional salaries in Chicago are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

History schools in Chicago


There are 9 accredited history schools in the city. Many of Chicago's history professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

History Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 21 degree and certificate programs in history offered by Chicago's history schools.

Student Completed History Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 481 students completed history courses.

History Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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