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Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Illinois

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2.5% Jobs Projection
$61,950 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Art, Drama, and Music Professors Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 3,940 people working as Art, Drama, and Music Professors in the year 2018.

There were 3,130 Art, Drama, and Music Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 810 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Art, Drama, and Music Professors in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,195 Art, Drama, and Music Professors working in it, which means Illinois has more Art, Drama, and Music Professors than average.

Art, Drama, and Music Professors in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Art, Drama, and Music Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 2.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.0%.

Job Projections for Art, Drama, and Music Professors: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 220 annual job openings, and a total of 2,820 jobs for Illinois Art, Drama, and Music Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 11,200 annual jobs and 137,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Art, Drama, and Music Professors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Art, Drama, and Music Professors ranged from $33,690 to $109,730 with $61,950 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Art, Drama, and Music Professors Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Art, Drama, and Music Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Art, Drama, and Music Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,730 $60,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 560 $72,610
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 $73,110

Top States for Art, Drama, and Music Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Art, Drama, and Music Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 11,530 $78,520
California 9,710 $100,050
Texas 6,240 $67,000
Massachusetts 6,190 $79,170
Pennsylvania 5,050 $72,070
Ohio 4,110 $69,290
Illinois 3,940 $61,950
Florida 3,520 $63,850
Virginia 3,140 $0
North Carolina 2,860 $61,060
Michigan 2,710 $72,390
New Jersey 2,070 $75,310
Indiana 2,030 $59,210
Minnesota 2,030 $67,320
Washington 1,930 $61,280
Colorado 1,880 $55,400
Maryland 1,850 $69,790
Wisconsin 1,820 $68,330
Arizona 1,770 $77,480
Missouri 1,430 $70,720

Below are the states where Art, Drama, and Music Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,050
Connecticut $87,430
New Hampshire $81,490
District of Columbia $80,640
Massachusetts $79,170
New York $78,520
Arizona $77,480
New Jersey $75,310
Kentucky $73,630
Rhode Island $73,520

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Occupation IL Employment Total
English Language and Literature Professors 3,120
Communications Professors 1,810
Philosophy and Religion Professors 960
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 870
History Professors 780

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