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Political Science Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

The city of Chicago has 11 schools where political science faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the city of Chicago, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Political Science Employment

Chicago 520
Illinois 690

Exactly 520 of Illinois' 690 political science professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of political science professionals in Chicago has grown by 21%. As the employment for political science professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Political Science employment growth

760 670 470 650 690
430 300 270 440 520
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Political Science VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$75,030 $71,970 $76,770 $50,870 $53,100
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for political science professionals in Chicago have decreased. Chicago political science professionals made $53,100 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for political science professionals in Chicago was $75,030 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of political science professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Chicago

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

Chicago political science professionals earn a median yearly salary of $46,290. The difference in pay between the political science professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 230%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $26,420 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $87,170 per year.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Chicago

Political Science
Public Administration
International Business

Political science professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's political science professionals are graduates of one of the 11 accredited political science schools in the city.

Political Science Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's political science schools offer 19 political science degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Political Science Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 557 students graduated from political science courses in 2010.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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