Chicago has a total population of 2,896,016 and a student population of 248,289. Of these students, 7,180 are enrolled in schools that offer carpentry programs.
Of the 1 carpentry schools in Chicago, the largest carpentry school, by student population, is City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College. In 2010, City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College graduated approximately 45 students with credentials in carpentry.
A reported 45 students graduated with credentials in carpentry in Chicago in 2010. If you decide to attend a carpentry school in Chicago, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,720.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,408 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a carpentry program in Chicago.
After graduating with your credentials in carpentry, if you decide to work as a carpenter in Chicago, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 48,420 carpenters in Illinois. Of these carpenters, 17,750 were working in the greater Chicago area. Chicago's carpenter workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for carpenters.
As a carpenter in Chicago, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for carpenters in the state.