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Psychology Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Psychology faculty can choose to work at one of 17 psychology schools in Chicago. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of psychology and psychology education in Chicago, which includes psychology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Psychology Employment

Chicago 3,130
Illinois 4,790

Exactly 3,130 of Illinois' 4,790 psychology professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of psychology professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 7%. Overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Psychology employment growth

5,330 5,070 4,700 4,210 4,790
3,370 3,350 2,930 2,630 3,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Psychology VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$76,360 $77,470 $81,500 $83,045 $88,100
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

As the number of psychology professionals in Chicago has shrunk, salaries for psychology professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $88,100 per year was earned by psychology professionals in Chicago. Psychology professionals in Chicago made a yearly average salary of $76,360, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of psychology professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in Chicago

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

Psychology professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $78,255 per year. The 10% of psychology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $42,175 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $126,180 per year.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in Chicago

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

Psychology professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Psychology schools in Chicago


There are 17 accredited psychology schools in the city. Many of Chicago's psychology professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Psychology Programs Offered In Chicago


Chicago's psychology schools offer 72 psychology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Psychology Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 2,807 students completed psychology courses.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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