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ChicagoApril 2019

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. 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). April 2019 figures are current as of April 20, 2019.

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Open Jobs by Industry
 Open Jobs by Employer Size
– Pay by Job Title
– Pay by Industry
– Pay by Employer Size

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Chicago Quick Facts

April 2019 YoY
Chicago Open Jobs 192,155 0.8%
U.S. Open Jobs 5,580,498 -0.4%
Chicago Median Pay $ 57,035 1.6%
U.S. Median Pay $ 52,807 1.4%

Open Jobs by Industry

Open Jobs YoY
Accounting & Legal 2,872 7.9%
Aerospace & Defense 334 -25.0%
Architecture & Civil Engineering 1,032 14.6%
Arts & Entertainment 1,842 2.7%
Automotive 2,033 -14.3%
Banking & Financial Services 5,558 -22.9%
Beauty & Fitness 2,786 0.5%
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals 2,387 -17.2%
Business Services 381 -24.1%
Computer Software & Hardware 5,296 5.2%
Construction 2,502 79.5%
Consulting 3,588 15.9%
Consumer Electronics 354 65.4%
Education & Schools 9,447 1.9%
Energy & Utilities 1,168 -6.7%
Facilities 1,345 -12.9%
Government 1,400 8.2%
Health Care & Hospitals 21,687 -0.1%
Information Technology 6,155 29.1%
Insurance 4,133 25.7%
Internet & Tech 1,507 -70.5%
Manufacturing 9,350 -1.6%
Marketing & Advertising 3,650 -6.7%
Media & Publishing 600 -0.5%
Nonprofit 2,374 -1.1%
Private Security 1,046 -0.8%
Real Estate 1,518 -29.9%
Restaurants & Bars 12,776 -6.5%
Retail 14,166 6.2%
Supermarkets 3,298 -56.2%
Telecommunications 1,058 -24.1%
Travel & Tourism 2,354 -21.2%
Wholesale 1,901 36.0%
Other 60,257
Total 192,155 0.8%

Open Jobs by Employer Size

Open Jobs YoY
<51 17,150 9.5%
51-200 18,750 14.2%
201-500 19,050 4.7%
501-1000 11,260 -22.7%
1001-5000 37,280 19.7%
5000+ 74,210 -5.4%
Other 14,450 -10.7%
Total 192,155 0.8%


Pay by Job Title

Design
Median Base Pay YoY
Graphic Designer $ 51,607 1.3%
Education
Median Base Pay YoY
Professor $ 98,727 1.0%
Research Assistant $ 32,875 3.0%
Teacher $ 55,117 2.3%
Engineering
Median Base Pay YoY
Civil Engineer $ 74,430 2.1%
Design Engineer $ 76,178 1.4%
Electrical Engineer $ 82,484 2.6%
Field Engineer $ 69,377 1.4%
Mechanical Engineer $ 75,895 0.9%
Quality Engineer $ 75,521 2.2%
Finance
Median Base Pay YoY
Accountant $ 61,330 1.7%
Bank Teller $ 32,342 4.9%
Claims Adjuster $ 56,086 2.8%
Financial Advisor $ 55,134 -2.7%
Financial Analyst $ 68,107 0.8%
Insurance Agent $ 42,530 -1.2%
Loan Officer $ 44,178 0.7%
Tax Manager $ 102,711 1.5%
Food Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Barista $ 25,601 2.4%
Bartender $ 39,286 9.9%
Restaurant Cook $ 29,915 2.1%
Restaurant Manager $ 52,122 0.9%
Server $ 35,959 1.2%
Health
Median Base Pay YoY
Certified Nursing Assistant $ 30,785 2.8%
Emergency Medical Technician $ 33,131 2.4%
Licensed Practical Nurse $ 51,345 1.6%
Medical Assistant $ 36,043 0.6%
Medical Technologist $ 55,338 1.4%
Pharmacist $ 121,915 -0.2%
Pharmacy Technician $ 33,319 7.7%
Physical Therapist $ 76,907 2.1%
Registered Nurse $ 69,806 1.8%
Human Resources
Median Base Pay YoY
Human Resources Manager $ 81,425 0.1%
Recruiter $ 54,774 1.2%
Labor
Median Base Pay YoY
Construction Laborer $ 44,976 3.3%
Delivery Driver $ 43,103 2.3%
Machine Operator $ 41,516 4.2%
Maintenance Technician $ 47,999 2.1%
Maintenance Worker $ 43,810 -1.1%
Technician $ 49,764 3.4%
Truck Driver $ 60,688 4.9%
Warehouse Associate $ 38,132 1.7%
Law
Median Base Pay YoY
Attorney $ 111,835 -2.6%
Paralegal $ 58,231 2.7%
Manufacturing
Median Base Pay YoY
Manufacturing Engineer $ 75,285 1.5%
Material Handler $ 37,636 5.1%
Process Engineer $ 83,115 1.4%
Production Manager $ 71,156 2.5%
Media
Median Base Pay YoY
Producer $ 64,143 3.5%
Technical Editor $ 58,626 1.6%
Operations
Median Base Pay YoY
Operations Analyst $ 63,551 2.6%
Operations Manager $ 73,467 1.2%
Security Officer $ 37,212 3.8%
Professional Services
Median Base Pay YoY
Administrative Assistant $ 46,867 2.3%
Business Analyst $ 74,704 1.5%
Business Development Manager $ 72,498 -0.2%
Communications Manager $ 78,129 3.2%
Consultant $ 88,239 1.3%
Customer Service Manager $ 59,917 0.5%
Customer Service Representative $ 41,629 2.9%
Marketing Manager $ 80,781 0.1%
Office Manager $ 53,535 4.5%
Product Manager $ 101,291 1.4%
Program Manager $ 83,186 -1.0%
Project Manager $ 81,427 1.5%
Real Estate
Median Base Pay YoY
Property Manager $ 60,196 1.9%
Retail
Median Base Pay YoY
Buyer $ 64,991 1.0%
Cashier $ 28,956 4.9%
Retail Key Holder $ 31,571 2.1%
Store Manager $ 54,870 1.4%
Sales
Median Base Pay YoY
Sales Manager $ 71,308 -0.0%
Sales Representative $ 53,581 3.5%
Technology
Median Base Pay YoY
Data Analyst $ 66,610 2.4%
Data Scientist $ 102,347 1.1%
IT Manager $ 102,101 1.8%
Java Developer $ 84,851 2.1%
Programmer Analyst $ 75,275 0.7%
Software Engineer $ 89,336 2.1%
Solutions Architect $ 117,103 2.4%
Systems Engineer $ 83,283 1.7%
Technical Support $ 53,673 3.3%
UX Designer $ 82,418 1.8%
Web Designer $ 64,641 0.2%
Web Developer $ 77,536 3.7%

Pay by Industry

Median Base Pay
Accounting & Legal $ 56,829
Aerospace & Defense $ 59,499
Architecture & Civil Engineering $ 57,026
Arts & Entertainment $ 49,629
Automotive $ 51,098
Banking & Financial Services $ 56,196
Beauty & Fitness $ 50,171
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals $ 59,563
Business Services $ 53,927
Computer Software & Hardware $ 58,152
Construction $ 55,193
Consulting $ 57,383
Consumer Electronics $ 49,114
Consumer Services $ 50,568
Education & Schools $ 51,961
Energy & Utilities $ 61,364
Facilities $ 51,377
Farming & Agriculture $ 56,663
Government $ 56,021
Health Care & Hospitals $ 54,924
Information Technology $ 55,178
Insurance $ 56,095
Internet & Tech $ 56,294
Manufacturing $ 57,122
Marketing & Advertising $ 53,071
Media & Publishing $ 54,336
Nonprofit $ 51,170
Private Security $ 51,086
Real Estate $ 54,200
Recruiting & Staffing $ 52,604
Restaurants & Bars $ 51,097
Retail $ 51,669
Supermarkets $ 52,465
Telecommunications $ 54,236
Transportation & Logistics $ 55,118
Travel & Tourism $ 52,004
Wholesale $ 54,176

Pay by Employer Size

Median Base Pay
<51 $ 51,633
51-200 $ 53,563
201-500 $ 54,812
501-1000 $ 55,466
1001-5000 $ 56,940
5000+ $ 57,417