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Hospitality Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Hospitality faculty can choose to work at one of 9 hospitality schools in Chicago. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hospitality in the city of Chicago, which encompasses hospitality training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Hospitality Employment

Chicago 53,650
Illinois 95,040

Exactly 53,650 of Illinois' 95,040 hospitality professionals work in Chicago. There has been a 46% growth in the number of hospitality professionals in Chicago between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of hospitality professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Hospitality employment growth

103,730 100,240 95,550 93,820 95,040
36,640 59,640 55,010 52,430 53,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Hospitality VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$31,310 $32,760 $32,906 $34,116 $34,014
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Hospitality in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for hospitality professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $34,014 per year was earned by hospitality professionals in Chicago. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for hospitality professionals in Chicago was $31,310 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Hospitality professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Hospitality professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $30,077 per year. The 10% of hospitality professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $20,689 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $54,871 per year.

Average Salaries for Hospitality professionals and related professions in Chicago

Hotel Management

On average hospitality professional salaries in Chicago are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Hospitality schools in Chicago


There are 9 accredited hospitality schools in the city. Many of Chicago's hospitality professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Hospitality Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 5 degree and certificate programs in hospitality offered by Chicago's hospitality schools.

Student Completed Hospitality Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 185 students graduated from hospitality courses in 2010.

Hospitality Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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