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Construction Trades Schools in Illinois

1,885 students earned Construction Trades degrees in Illinois in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Gender Distribution

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

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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%
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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.

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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.

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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

In their early career, Richard J Daley College grads earn an average salary of $24,500. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 65% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 22%.

#2

Lake Land College

Mattoon
518 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,466 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,809. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year.

#3

Coyne College

Chicago
155 Degrees in Major Awarded
530 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,700 a year. 92% of students get financical aid. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,410 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $5,792. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time.

#5

Triton College

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

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,300 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $4,675. 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. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 91% are considered full time.

58 Degrees in Major Awarded
157 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $22,370.

37 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,841 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $26,100 after graduation.

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,508 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. In their early career, SWIC grads earn an average salary of $22,000. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

21 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,934 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,800 a year. This public school has an average net price of $7,308.

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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