Video Game Design Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

The city of Chicago has 7 schools where video game design faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the video game design academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in video game design includes video game design training at the following levels:

  • Video Game Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Video Game Design
  • Bachelors degree in Video Game Design
  • Masters degree in Video Game Design


Statistics

Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Video Game Design Employment

Chicago 35,010
Illinois 46,270

Of the 46,270 video game design professionals employed in Illinois, 35,010 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, in Chicago, there has been a 370% growth in the number of video game design professionals. Overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Video Game Design employment growth

10,200 11,090 10,880 10,620 46,270
7,450 8,370 8,270 8,420 35,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Video Game Design VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$48,025 $53,190 $55,750 $58,560 $71,418
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for video game design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $71,418 per year was earned by video game design professionals in Chicago. Four years earlier in 2006, video game design professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $48,025 per year. The growth in the salary of video game design professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
$39,072
25th percentile
$50,510
50th percentile
$66,282
75th percentile
$85,978
90th percentile
$110,335

Video game design professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $66,282 per year. The difference in pay between the video game design professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 182%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $39,072 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $110,335 per year.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in Chicago

Computer Animation
$62,850
Video Game Design
$71,418
Computer Science
$74,937
Computer Programming
$77,650
Game Design
$86,185

Video game design professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Video Game Design schools in Chicago

7

Many of Chicago's video game design professionals are graduates of one of the 7 accredited video game design schools in the city.

Video Game Design Programs Offered In Chicago

associate
2
bachelor
6
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total10

There are a total of 10 degree and certificate programs in video game design offered by Chicago's video game design schools.

Student Completed Video Game Design Degrees In Chicago

associate
22
bachelor
97
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total124

In 2010 approximately 124 students graduated from video game design courses.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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