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Public Relations Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

In Chicago, there are 4 public relations schools where public relations faculty can find employment. The trends in Chicago's public relations academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes public relations training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Public Relations Employment

Chicago 2,190
Illinois 2,660

Exactly 2,190 of the 2,660 public relations professionals employed in Illinois, work in Chicago. The number of public relations professionals in Chicago has grown by 44% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for public relations professionals in Chicago has increased, overall employment in Chicago has also increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Public Relations employment growth

1,860 1,790 2,040 2,300 2,660
1,520 1,350 1,550 1,790 2,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Public Relations VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$95,120 $93,910 $95,230 $82,840 $91,140
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for public relations professionals in Chicago have decreased. Chicago public relations professionals made $91,140 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, public relations professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $95,120 per year. The decline in the salary of public relations professionals in Chicago is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Chicago

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Public relations professionals in Chicago make a median yearly salary of $82,970. The difference in pay between the public relations professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 258%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,930 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $150,180 per year.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Chicago

Political Science
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Business Administration
Business Management

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

Educational Trends

Public Relations schools in Chicago


There are 4 accredited public relations schools in the city. Many of Chicago's public relations professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Public Relations Programs Offered In Chicago


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

Student Completed Public Relations Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 33 students graduated from public relations courses.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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