Average Salary for Illinois Department of Transportation Employees

Illinois Department of Transportation employees bring home $61K per year on average. Though your experience level and your city are influential salary factors for those at Illinois Department of Transportation, your job title turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest paychecks go to Civil Engineers, who earn about $70K annually on average, closely trailed by Road & Highway Civil Engineers (approximately $66K) and Civil Engineers in Training ($55K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $54K per year. Average pay is $66K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Illinois Department of Transportation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $59K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks ($70K annually) than those without credentials. It pays to have a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) at Illinois Department of Transportation — these employees make the most at approximately $78K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $61K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Illinois Department of Transportation workforce; more than two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

Illinois Department of Transportation provides health insurance to the vast majority of survey participants, and almost all workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment.

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