Average Salary for Illinois Department of Corrections Employees

Illinois Department of Corrections employees bring home $58K per year on average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $64K annually on average. The largest fraction of Illinois Department of Corrections people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $88K per year on average.


Correctional Officers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $61K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than First Aid Administrators, who make around $61K per year. Illinois Department of Corrections provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) — these employees rake in about $64K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Security Policies and Procedures; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $58K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Illinois Department of Corrections is Oral / Verbal Communication, with one in three considering it a key competency.


Illinois Department of Corrections' employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees receive health insurance, and the vast majority of employees get dental coverage. Illinois Department of Corrections employees also enjoy perks such as a defined benefit retirement plan.

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