Journalism Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

There are 6 journalism schools in Chicago for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in journalism in the city of Chicago, which encompasses journalism training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Journalism Employment

Chicago 3,210
Illinois 5,140

Of the 5,140 journalism professionals employed in Illinois, 3,210 work in Chicago. There has been a 9% growth in the number of journalism professionals in Chicago between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of journalism professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Journalism employment growth

4,980 5,110 5,330 4,990 5,140
2,950 3,200 3,290 2,990 3,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Journalism VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$34,755 $64,363 $49,380 $65,670 $63,917
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for journalism professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 journalism professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $63,917 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, journalism professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $34,755 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Chicago

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Journalism professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $54,493 per year. The difference in pay between the journalism professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 310%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,787 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $118,093 per year.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Chicago

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

Journalism schools in Chicago


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

Journalism Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's journalism schools offer 9 journalism degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Journalism Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 321 students graduated from journalism courses in 2010.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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