Average Salary for Illinois Department of Corrections Employees

The average Illinois Department of Corrections employee earns $58K annually. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Illinois Department of Corrections for between five and 10 years earn about $64K per year on average. The largest fraction of Illinois Department of Corrections people (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $88K annually on average.


Earning $61K per year on average, Correctional Officers receive the most money.

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators receive bigger paychecks (approximately $61K annually) than those without credentials. Employees who have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) make the most here, hauling in $64K per year.


Employees who count Security Policies and Procedures among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $58K annually. Oral / Verbal Communication is a popular skill among Illinois Department of Corrections workers, with close to a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.


Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and nearly all survey participants get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Illinois Department of Corrections are a defined benefit retirement plan.

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