Music Production Schools In Illinois

In Illinois, there are 3 accredited schools where music production classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in music production in the state of Illinois, which encompasses music production training at the following levels:

  • Music Production Certificate
  • Associates degree in Music Production
  • Bachelors degree in Music Production


  1. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Prairie State College

    202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226

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Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Music Production Employment

Illinois 5,240
National 167,320

Of all of the music production professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Illinois.

Employment Growth for Music production professionals In Illinois

3,790 3,670 3,550 4,100 5,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Illinois, the field of music production is growing. There were 1,450 more music production professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 38% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for music production professionals which shows a 31% increase in the number of music production professionals working around the nation.

Music Production VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$46,360 $51,125 $49,695 $50,810 $51,940
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music Production
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Illinois, as the number of music production professionals is growing, the salaries earned by music production professionals are increasing. The mean salary for music production professionals in 2006 was $46,360 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,940 per year.

Salary percentiles for Music production professionals in Illinois

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of music production, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid music production professionals earning 309% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Illinois state.

Average Salaries for Music production professionals and related professions in Illinois

Music Production
Video Production

In Illinois, music production professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Music Production programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited music production schools in Illinois is increasing. In 2006, 96 students graduated from music production courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 127 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of music production school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 32%. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with an associate's degree in music production.

Music Production Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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