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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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East-West University is a private, non-profit, non-denominational college in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. The University was founded in 1980. East-West offers two and four year degrees.

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Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math.

  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
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  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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More Illinois Mechanical Engineering Schools

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

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign-Urbana 180 $77,780
Decatur 310 $
Bloomington 90 $84,790
Rockford 740 $77,130
Springfield 80 $73,410

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