Average Salary for Illinois Department of Corrections Employees

The average Illinois Department of Corrections employee earns $62K annually. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Illinois Department of Corrections employees (60 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $65K per year on average.


Correctional Officers earn the highest median pay at around $62K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Corrections Officers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $62K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Oral / Verbal Communication in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $58K annually. A common skill in Illinois Department of Corrections' work force is Security Policies and Procedures; the greater part of survey participants report using it on the job.


Illinois Department of Corrections' employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).

Benefits and Perks

Illinois Department of Corrections provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and the vast majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage.

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