Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., State of Illinois (IL) offers a range of employment opportunities in the government, from Human Resources Representative to Administrative Assistant. State of Illinois (IL) pays its employees $59K per year on average. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, your city and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at State of Illinois (IL). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Trial Court Judges represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $176K annually — though Personnel Specialists, Human Resources Representatives, and Tax Specialists also do fairly well at $55K, $55K, and around $55K, respectively. Executive Assistants at State of Illinois (IL) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $33K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $110K per year) can be spotted in Waukegan, Ill.; Peoria, Ill. (approximately $76K), Elgin, Ill. ($62K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $56K) in Springfield, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of around $54K annually. The largest slice of the State of Illinois (IL) workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $50K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists, who make around $66K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to SHRM Certified Professionals with credentials; these people earn $55K per year on average. The best paid folks at State of Illinois (IL) have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning $65K annually.


Employees who count Microsoft Word among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $76K per year. A relatively widespread skill at State of Illinois (IL) is Microsoft Office; one in eight of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Office Administration, and Benefits & Compensation.

Benefits and Perks

Just two in five workers receive paid time off. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. State of Illinois (IL) folks also make good use of life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, a casual working environment, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for State of Illinois (IL)


41 %
59 %
$32,681 - $83,846
$39,072 - $63,036
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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