Information Technology Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Information Technology faculty can choose to work at one of 18 information technology schools in Chicago. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the information technology academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in information technology includes information technology training at the following levels:

  • Information Technology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Information Technology
  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology
  • Masters degree in Information Technology


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Information Technology Employment

Chicago 21,470
Illinois 118,750

Exactly 10,270 of Illinois' 13,490 information technology professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of information technology professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 87%. Overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Information Technology employment growth

104,470 112,410 111,980 115,090 13,490
79,920 87,770 85,910 87,770 10,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Information Technology VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$75,244 $80,225 $82,325 $83,109 $116,710
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Information Technology in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of information technology professionals in Chicago has shrunk, salaries for information technology professionals have increased. In 2010 Chicago information technology professionals earned an average yearly salary of $116,710. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for information technology professionals in Chicago was $75,244 per year. The growth in the salary of information technology professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Information technology professionals in Chicago

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Information technology professionals make a median salary of $109,810 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the information technology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 157%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $65,160 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $167,670 per year.

Average Salaries for Information technology professionals and related professions in Chicago

Computer Science
Information Technology
Information Systems

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

Educational Trends

Information Technology schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's information technology professionals are graduates of one of the 18 accredited information technology schools in the city.

Information Technology Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 36 degree and certificate programs in information technology offered by Chicago's information technology schools.

Student Completed Information Technology Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 685 students graduated from information technology courses.

Information Technology Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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