Average Salary for Illinois Department of Transportation Employees

An average Illinois Department of Transportation employee can expect to make $61K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at Illinois Department of Transportation fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; how long you've been working and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Civil Engineers earn the highest median pay at $70K per year, followed by Road & Highway Civil Engineers ($66K) and Civil Engineers in Training ($55K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $54K annually. Average pay is around $66K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $59K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $70K per year. Illinois Department of Transportation workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning about $78K on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $61K annually. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees report having health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment.

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