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Average Salary for Cook County Employees

Compensation for Cook County employees is around $64K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Cook County employees is your experience level, though your job title plays a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Cook County typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Cook County
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Budget Analyst (2)
$46,019 - $82,132  
[-]Budget Analyst (2)
Salary$46,875 - $81,629  
Total Pay$46,019 - $82,132  
[+]Urban Planner (2)
$42,290 - $70,689  
[+]Urban Planner (2)
Salary$42,049 - $74,389  
Total Pay$42,290 - $70,689  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.

Key Stats for Cook County


39 %
61 %
Data Not Available
$53,117 - $71,216
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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