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Fast Facts for Mechanical Engineers in Illinois

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

Salaries for Mechanical Engineers in Illinois

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

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  • Mechatronics - Bachelor's

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More Illinois Mechanical Engineering Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mechanical Engineers

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:
Mechanical Engineers

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign 180 $69,440
Urbana 180 $69,440
Decatur 310 $
Bloomington 90 $80,890
Rockford 740 $74,310
Springfield 80 $70,300

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