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Construction Trades Schools in Illinois

1,885 Construction Trades students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.

Construction Trades Majors in IL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 24.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 22.6%
  • White: 46.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Construction Trades Majors in IL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in Illinois

203,400 people in the state and 5,877,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to construction trades.

Construction Trades Jobs Nationwide vs. IL

Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $62,090, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 34 colleges in Illinois that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

621 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,521 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,500 after graduation. A typical student attending Richard J Daley College will pay a net price of $3,287. 36 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#2

Lake Land College

Mattoon
518 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,466 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid. A typical student attending Lake Land College will pay a net price of $4,809.

#3

Coyne College

Chicago
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
530 Total Students

50% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,700 after earning their degree at this institution.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,410 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,792. 84% of students get financical aid. 40% of the teachers are full time.

#5

Triton College

River Grove
114 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,571 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $4,675. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 28% are considered full time.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
830 Total Students

88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 91%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
157 Total Students

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $22,370. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,841 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. 35% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,508 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, SWIC grads earn an average salary of $22,000. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,934 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

Construction Trades Careers in IL

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 14% $84,390
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 13% $52,530
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 12% $48,220
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 11% $85,030
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 10% $88,360
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 10% $69,210
Glaziers 10% $71,800
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 9% $84,730
Roofers 9% $60,940
Civil Engineering Technicians 8% $65,180
Earth Drillers 8% $40,600
Carpet Installers 8% $35,640
Mechanical Insulation Workers 8% $71,910
Floor Layers 8% $42,410
Tile and Marble Setters 8% $45,990
Oil and Gas Derrick Operators 8% $0
Construction and Building Inspectors 8% $64,060
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 7% $84,070
Electricians 7% $79,770
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 7% $44,100
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 7% $67,790
Maintenance and Repair Workers 7% $41,410
Rotary Drill Operators 6% $44,210
Carpenters 6% $69,470
Signal and Track Switch Repairers 3% $76,330
Construction and Maintenance Painters 2% $49,360
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers -2% $41,790

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Personal & Culinary Services 5,261
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 5,178
Precision Production 2,265
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,330

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