Average Salary for Cook County Employees

The average Cook County employee earns $61K per year. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $59K annually. The greater proportion of employees (39 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $62K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Fraud Examiners are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $55K annually. Cook County compensates Master of Science (MS)-holders the most at $66K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Legal Compliance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $97K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Cook County is Microsoft Excel; one in eight of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Operations Management, Employee Relations, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Cook County helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Cook County also dishes out privileges such as defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, supplemental maternity leave, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Cook County


54 %
46 %
$30,639 - $79,962
$40,439 - $64,094
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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