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Advertising Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Advertising faculty can choose to work at one of 3 advertising schools in Chicago. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of advertising and advertising education in Chicago, which includes advertising training at the advertising bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Advertising Employment

Chicago 11,180
Illinois 14,650

Of the 14,650 advertising professionals employed in Illinois, 11,180 work in Chicago. The number of advertising professionals in Chicago has grown by 32% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of advertising professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Advertising employment growth

11,920 12,400 12,970 13,290 14,650
8,490 8,900 9,360 9,820 11,180
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Advertising VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$72,493 $76,313 $75,720 $72,540 $75,070
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Advertising in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of advertising professionals in Chicago has grown, salaries for advertising professionals have also increased. In 2010 an average salary of $75,070 per year was earned by advertising professionals in Chicago. The average salary for advertising professionals in Chicago was $72,493 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of advertising professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Advertising professionals in Chicago

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

Chicago advertising professionals earn a median yearly salary of $68,502. The 10% of advertising professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $35,532 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $123,428 per year.

Average Salaries for Advertising professionals and related professions in Chicago

Visual Communications
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Business Administration
Small Business

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

Educational Trends

Advertising schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's advertising professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited advertising schools in the city.

Advertising Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in advertising offered by Chicago's advertising schools.

Student Completed Advertising Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 27 students graduated from advertising courses.

Advertising Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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