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Fast Facts for Chefs in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Champaign, Peoria and Chicago
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Champaign

Salaries for Chefs in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Champaign, Bloomington and Chicago

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Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Robinson
Associate
1,445
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Ina
Associate
4,821
Chicago
Bachelor
1,289
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Chicago
Bachelor
2,867
River Grove
Associate
15,658

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Chefs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Chefs

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Chefs relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bloomington N/A $37,540
Carbondale 40 $37,310
Marion 40 $37,310
Champaign 70 $53,310
Urbana 70 $53,310
Peoria 180 $31,560
Rockford 130 $41,470
Springfield 40 $24,620

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