Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $61K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $64K per year on average. The largest slice of the Cook County workforce (50 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $70K annually.
Budget Analysts are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $64K per year; Urban Planners also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $57K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Cook County compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at about $86K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Budgeting; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $64K annually. Folks here also tend to know Data Analysis; on the survey, nearly one-half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Geographic Information Systems.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
With an eye toward the future, Cook County offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all workers, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are a defined benefit retirement plan and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.