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Fast Facts for Clergy in Illinois

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

Salaries for Clergy in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Rockford

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  • M.A. in Christian Ministry
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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
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  • Ed.D. in Christian Leadership
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
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  • Master of Arts in Special Education
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  • An accredited university by the HLC with multiple specialty accreditations
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More Illinois Clergy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
477
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
236
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
315
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Jacksonville
Bachelor
1,014
Bloomington
Bachelor
2,094
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Lake Forest
Masters
1,456
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Lincoln
Doctorate & First Professional
1,055
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
15,545
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
365
Jacksonville
Bachelor
648
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
251
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Monmouth
Bachelor
1,343
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
108
Deerfield
Doctorate & First Professional
2,783
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
14,538
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Mundelein
Doctorate & First Professional
241
Wheaton
Doctorate
2,895

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Clergy

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:
Clergy

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bloomington 30 $45,630
Peoria 50 $36,780
Rockford 50 $43,630
Springfield 40 $50,970

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