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Geography Professors in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Geography Professor?

-7% Jobs Projection
$77,490 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

While jobs for Geography Professors in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Geography Professors in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Geography Professors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Geography Professors Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 150 Geography Professors working in the state.

There were 130 Geography Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Geography Professors in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 110 Geography Professors working in it, which means Illinois has more Geography Professors than average.

Geography Professors in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Geography Professors in this state are declining at a rate of 6.7% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Geography Professors: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10 annual Geography Professors job openings in Illinois, and 140 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 400 annual jobs and 5,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Geography Professors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Geography Professors ranged from $47,480 to $124,220 with $77,490 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Geography Professors Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Geography Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Geography Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 90 $74,300

Top States for Geography Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Geography Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 280 $85,120
California 280 $0
Massachusetts 230 $87,530
Ohio 220 $88,960
New York 220 $78,480
Virginia 220 $0
Pennsylvania 180 $90,260
Wisconsin 160 $70,140
Illinois 150 $77,490
Colorado 150 $75,520
Michigan 150 $80,080
Maryland 140 $88,150
North Carolina 120 $77,550
Washington 110 $66,240
Florida 100 $94,370
Minnesota 100 $75,320
Missouri 70 $73,530
Georgia 60 $76,470
Oklahoma 60 $54,250
Oregon 60 $76,250

Below are the states where Geography Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Florida $94,370
Arizona $92,080
Pennsylvania $90,260
Ohio $88,960
Maryland $88,150
Massachusetts $87,530
New Jersey $87,120
Texas $85,120
Nevada $82,320
Michigan $80,080

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