Average Salary for Illinois Department of Transportation Employees

Illinois Department of Transportation pays its employees $61K annually on average. Your job title influences pay for Illinois Department of Transportation workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Civil Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $70K per year; Road & Highway Civil Engineers and Civil Engineers in Training also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $66K and $55K, respectively.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $66K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $54K per year on average. The largest slice of the Illinois Department of Transportation workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $59K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $70K per year. At Illinois Department of Transportation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) receive the highest salaries at $78K.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $61K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, just over two-fifths of workers named it in their skills portfolios.

Benefits and Perks

Perks cover health insurance for almost all respondents and dental coverage for nearly all employees. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment.

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