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Sociology Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

The city of Chicago has 9 schools where sociology faculty can find employment. The trends in Chicago's sociology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes sociology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Sociology Employment

Chicago 340
Illinois 570

Of the 570 sociology professionals employed in Illinois, 340 work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of sociology professionals in Chicago has shrunk by 62%. As the number of sociology professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Sociology employment growth

1,190 0 640 400 570
900 380 300 190 340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Sociology VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$75,010 $69,520 $71,620 $54,500 $60,000
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sociology in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

In Chicago, salaries for sociology professionals have decreased. Chicago sociology professionals made $60,000 per year, on average, in 2010. The average salary for sociology professionals in Chicago was $75,010 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of sociology professionals in Chicago is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Sociology professionals in Chicago

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Sociology professionals make a median salary of $52,555 per year in Chicago. The difference in pay between the sociology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 436%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $20,340 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $109,065 per year.

Average Salaries for Sociology professionals and related professions in Chicago

Mental Health
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

On average sociology professionals in Chicago earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Chicago.

Educational Trends

Sociology schools in Chicago


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

Sociology Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 17 degree and certificate programs in sociology offered by Chicago's sociology schools.

Student Completed Sociology Degrees In Chicago


In 2010 approximately 435 students graduated from sociology courses.

Sociology Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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