Illinois Photography Schools and Careers

Career Information for Photographers in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Photographers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Chicago
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Springfield
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and Chicago

Salaries for Photographers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Chicago

Schools for Photographers in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Photography Schools in Illinois

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More Illinois Photography Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bradley University Peoria Doctorate 6,053
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
Columbia College Chicago Chicago Masters 12,021
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Associate 10,805
Prairie State College Chicago Heights Associate 5,507
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Doctorate & First Professional 20,983
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 25,747
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove Associate 8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Photographers

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:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Photographers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Champaign 50 $30860 1.34
Urbana 50 $30860 1.34
Peoria 60 $36550 0.95
Rockford 30 $33560 0.63
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