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Mechanical Engineering Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Mechanical Engineering faculty can choose to work at one of 2 mechanical engineering schools in Chicago. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mechanical engineering academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in mechanical engineering includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Mechanical Engineering Employment

Chicago 14,520
Illinois 16,210

Of the 16,210 mechanical engineering professionals employed in Illinois, 14,520 work in Chicago. There has been a 3% growth in the number of mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Mechanical Engineering employment growth

22,860 24,730 25,310 26,810 16,210
14,140 15,450 15,550 15,950 14,520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Mechanical Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$59,252 $63,930 $66,390 $66,122 $64,836
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago have increased. In 2010 mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago reportedly earned an average salary of $64,836 per year. Mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $59,252, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Chicago

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

Mechanical engineering professionals make a median salary of $61,832 per year in Chicago. The 10% of mechanical engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $39,230 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $95,198 per year.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Chicago

Industrial Design
Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Chicago mechanical engineering professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's mechanical engineering professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited mechanical engineering schools in the city.

Mechanical Engineering Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's mechanical engineering schools offer 6 mechanical engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mechanical Engineering Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 208 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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