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Communications Professors in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Communications Professor? Read this first!

0.7% Jobs Projection
$74,220 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Communications Professors in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Communications Professors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Communications Professors Work in Illinois?

1,810 people worked as Communications Professors in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,550 Communications Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 260 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Communications Professors in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 395 Communications Professors working in it, which means Illinois has more Communications Professors than average.

Communications Professors in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Communications Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 0.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.0%.

Job Projections for Communications Professors: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 1,410 total jobs in 2026 for Communications Professors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,000 annual jobs and 37,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Communications Professors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Communications Professors ranged from $40,020 to $123,560 with $74,220 being the median annual salary.

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

Communications Professors Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Communications Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Communications Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,540 $73,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 $70,700
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 90 $70,680

Top States for Communications Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Communications Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 3,080 $74,660
Texas 2,460 $65,010
California 2,060 $0
Illinois 1,810 $74,220
Ohio 1,410 $61,160
Florida 1,320 $74,590
Pennsylvania 1,280 $69,640
Indiana 1,070 $0
North Carolina 1,000 $62,730
New Jersey 940 $81,190
Michigan 900 $70,980
Missouri 660 $66,850
Colorado 620 $47,890
Washington 600 $56,590
Minnesota 560 $62,250
Massachusetts 530 $74,780
Wisconsin 500 $74,680
Iowa 480 $80,340
Utah 430 $64,790
Kentucky 420 $62,210

Below are the states where Communications Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $82,880
New Hampshire $82,560
New Jersey $81,190
Iowa $80,340
District of Columbia $76,600
Massachusetts $74,780
Wisconsin $74,680
New York $74,660
Florida $74,590
Illinois $74,220

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Occupation IL Employment Total
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 3,940
English Language and Literature Professors 3,120
Philosophy and Religion Professors 960
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 870
History Professors 780


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