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Career and Education Opportunities for Engineering Managers in Illinois

Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its most populous city is Chicago.

There are currently 7,110 working engineering managers in Illinois; this should grow by 4% to 7,410 working engineering managers in the state by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for engineering managers, which sees this job pool growing by about 6.2% over the next eight years. In general, engineering managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

A person working as an engineering manager can expect to earn about $53 per hour or $110,720 per year on average in Illinois and about $55 per hour or $115,270 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Incomes for engineering managers are better than in the overall category of Industrial in Illinois, and better than the overall Industrial category nationally. Engineering managers work in a variety of jobs, including: project engineering manager, safety director, and transmitter engineer-in-charge.

In 2008, there were a total of 7,657,328 jobs in Illinois. The average annual income was $42,540 in 2008, up from $41,720 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Illinois was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 26.1% of Illinois residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Illinois include construction machinery merchant wholesalers, beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, and nonchocolate confectionery manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago Peregrine Release, and the Arts Club of Chicago.

CITIES WITH Engineering Manager OPPORTUNITIES IN Illinois


JOB DESCRIPTION: Engineering Manager

In general, engineering managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Every day, engineering managers are expected to be able to read and understand documents and reports. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Illinois include:

  • Industrial Production Manager. Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Illinois

Illinois
Illinois photo by Hary Han

Illinois has a population of 12,910,409, which has grown by 3.95% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Land of Lincoln," its capital is Springfield, though its largest city is Chicago. In 2008, there were a total of 7,657,328 jobs in Illinois. The average annual income was $42,540 in 2008, up from $41,720 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Illinois was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 3.7% since the previous year. Roughly 26.1% of Illinois residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Illinois include construction machinery merchant wholesalers, beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, and nonchocolate confectionery manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Chicago Peregrine Release, the Dusable Museum of African American History, and the Chinatown Museum Foundation.