ChicagoNovember 2020

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Chicago Quick Facts

November 2020 YoY
Chicago Open Jobs 195,808 0.1%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,548,118 -4.6%
Chicago Median Pay $ 60,646 3.3%
U.S. Median Pay $ 55,836 4.1%

Open Jobs by Industry

Business Services
Open Jobs YoY
Marketing & Advertising 3,220 7.1%
Consulting 2,203 -33.7%
Accounting & Legal 1,490 -45.6%
Private Security 782 -18.9%
Other Business Services 270 -35.5%
Subtotal 7,966 -23.8%
Construction & Real Estate Services
Open Jobs YoY
Construction 1,281 -5.9%
Real Estate 1,263 -16.3%
Facilities 1,200 1.4%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 636 -42.4%
Subtotal 4,380 -15.1%
Consumer Services
Open Jobs YoY
Automotive 2,366 -8.5%
Beauty & Fitness 2,158 -25.6%
Other Consumer Services 927 119.9%
Telecommunications 814 -23.4%
Arts & Entertainment 764 -55.9%
Travel & Tourism 752 -60.6%
Media & Publishing 380 -31.6%
Subtotal 8,161 -26.9%
Finance & Insurance
Open Jobs YoY
Banking & Financial Services 4,236 -33.3%
Insurance 3,040 -15.3%
Subtotal 7,276 -26.8%
Food Services
Open Jobs YoY
Restaurants & Bars 14,627 -14.5%
Subtotal 14,627 -14.5%
Health Care
Open Jobs YoY
Health Care & Hospitals 21,074 3.1%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 2,276 -2.1%
Subtotal 23,349 2.5%
Production
Open Jobs YoY
Manufacturing 8,554 -9.1%
Energy & Utilities 865 -14.9%
Other Production 177 -19.6%
Aerospace & Defense 164 -81.1%
Subtotal 9,760 -15.3%
Public Services
Open Jobs YoY
Education & Schools 5,705 -36.2%
Nonprofit 1,526 -36.5%
Government 1,366 1.9%
Subtotal 8,597 -32.2%
Retail
Open Jobs YoY
Retail 11,858 -17.3%
Supermarkets 3,553 3.2%
Consumer Electronics 310 -13.0%
Subtotal 15,721 -13.3%
Tech
Open Jobs YoY
Internet & Tech 32,472 845.5%
Computer Software & Hardware 4,114 -18.6%
Information Technology 3,766 -51.7%
Subtotal 40,352 147.6%
Trade & Transportation
Open Jobs YoY
Transportation & Logistics 17,475 14.9%
Wholesale 2,166 23.7%
Subtotal 19,641 15.8%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 16,684 -1.4%
51-200 14,086 -22.9%
201-500 15,204 -19.6%
501-1000 8,516 -30.0%
1001-5000 26,612 -20.9%
5000+ 101,138 31.2%
Other 13,569 -27.4%
Total 195,808 0.1%

Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 55,739 2.9%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 101,766 1.7%
Research Assistant $ 35,262 1.3%
Teacher $ 56,172 0.4%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 79,499 3.1%
Design Engineer $ 80,984 3.0%
Electrical Engineer $ 87,695 4.8%
Field Engineer $ 74,806 2.8%
Mechanical Engineer $ 81,886 4.3%
Quality Engineer $ 79,598 2.5%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 65,245 3.0%
Bank Teller $ 34,665 2.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 58,725 2.0%
Financial Advisor $ 61,024 0.5%
Financial Analyst $ 72,241 3.6%
Insurance Agent $ 60,646 3.3%
Loan Officer $ 53,688 11.3%
Tax Manager $ 102,730 -0.4%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 30,574 5.4%
Bartender $ 42,311 6.3%
Restaurant Cook $ 35,872 8.2%
Restaurant Manager $ 55,480 2.3%
Server $ 38,621 5.1%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 60,646 3.3%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 60,646 3.3%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 57,432 2.6%
Medical Assistant $ 38,056 2.3%
Medical Technologist $ 59,480 1.3%
Pharmacist $ 111,924 -0.1%
Pharmacy Technician $ 37,402 3.1%
Physical Therapist $ 80,015 0.6%
Registered Nurse $ 71,955 1.6%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 87,750 4.0%
Recruiter $ 57,735 1.1%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 52,250 5.8%
Delivery Driver $ 48,400 7.9%
Machine Operator $ 45,288 2.5%
Maintenance Technician $ 52,116 2.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 47,043 7.6%
Technician $ 52,483 1.8%
Truck Driver $ 63,630 5.3%
Warehouse Associate $ 46,615 3.5%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 122,522 5.0%
Paralegal $ 61,660 2.6%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 80,360 1.0%
Material Handler $ 41,413 3.1%
Process Engineer $ 86,509 2.6%
Production Manager $ 75,047 3.2%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 65,725 -0.5%
Technical Editor $ 61,540 3.3%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 67,794 4.5%
Operations Manager $ 80,602 4.4%
Security Officer $ 38,874 6.1%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 49,292 2.4%
Business Analyst $ 78,749 4.2%
Business Development Manager $ 76,014 3.7%
Communications Manager $ 81,035 2.4%
Consultant $ 91,259 2.3%
Customer Service Manager $ 62,445 3.0%
Customer Service Representative $ 45,862 3.2%
Marketing Manager $ 80,599 2.1%
Office Manager $ 57,183 3.9%
Product Manager $ 106,348 4.2%
Program Manager $ 87,799 4.0%
Project Manager $ 86,064 2.7%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 65,294 2.8%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 67,902 2.6%
Cashier $ 34,239 5.0%
Retail Key Holder $ 36,098 2.3%
Store Manager $ 57,672 2.2%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 79,017 4.4%
Sales Representative $ 56,599 3.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 70,732 2.8%
Data Scientist $ 110,741 3.6%
IT Manager $ 104,938 2.0%
Java Developer $ 91,708 8.3%
Programmer Analyst $ 77,973 -0.7%
Software Engineer $ 94,505 3.6%
Solutions Architect $ 123,584 4.7%
Systems Engineer $ 88,517 4.2%
Technical Support $ 60,646 3.3%
UX Designer $ 87,763 2.5%
Web Designer $ 67,371 4.0%
Web Developer $ 79,414 0.8%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 61,212
Aerospace & Defense $ 63,655
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 61,088
Arts & Entertainment $ 52,566
Automotive $ 53,450
Banking & Financial Services $ 59,964
Beauty & Fitness $ 52,200
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 63,376
Business Services $ 56,246
Computer Software & Hardware $ 62,214
Construction $ 59,871
Consulting $ 61,420
Consumer Electronics $ 51,356
Consumer Services $ 54,633
Education & Schools $ 54,539
Energy & Utilities $ 66,299
Facilities $ 53,982
Farming & Agriculture $ 59,287
Government $ 59,946
Health Care & Hospitals $ 58,616
Information Technology $ 58,117
Insurance $ 59,862
Internet & Tech $ 61,070
Manufacturing $ 61,087
Marketing & Advertising $ 56,793
Media & Publishing $ 57,161
Nonprofit $ 54,675
Private Security $ 54,145
Real Estate $ 57,279
Recruiting & Staffing $ 56,061
Restaurants & Bars $ 53,767
Retail $ 54,641
Supermarkets $ 54,429
Telecommunications $ 56,946
Transportation & Logistics $ 58,363
Travel & Tourism $ 55,375
Wholesale $ 57,144

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 54,818
51-200 $ 57,169
201-500 $ 58,126
501-1000 $ 59,099
1001-5000 $ 60,392
5000+ $ 61,434

Methodology

The Glassdoor Job Market Report provides a real-time view of hiring trends and wage growth across the U.S. based on millions of online jobs and salaries on Glassdoor. To count job openings, we collect millions of job postings from high-quality online sources including jobs listed on company career sites and applicant tracking systems. Job openings are reported as the 4-week trailing average of the most recent data for the month. Year-over-year comparisons are against the same month in the previous year.

To report pay, we apply a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that estimates median annual base pay for full-time workers. Year-over-year estimates for median salary growth are based on 3-month moving averages. Median base pay is presented in nominal dollars and is not adjusted for inflation or seasonality.

Metro areas are based on U.S. Census Bureau “core-based statistical areas” (CBSAs). November 2020 figures are current as of November 23, 2020.

A list of frequently asked questions is available here. Complete methodology is available here.