The highest average salaries go to Trial Court Judges, who bring in close to around $182K per year, though Operations Managers are not far behind at approximately $66K along with Internal Auditors (about $60K) and Customer Service Representatives ($56K). State of Illinois (IL) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Administrative Assistants ($40K on average).
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at State of Illinois (IL) for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. The largest slice of the State of Illinois (IL) workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $49K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $76K annually) can be spotted in Peoria, Ill.; Bloomington, Ill. ($64K), the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($63K), and Springfield, Ill. ($56K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $50K, Elgin, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $149K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $114K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, State of Illinois (IL) pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — around $69K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $102K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at State of Illinois (IL) is Office Administration, with close to one-eighth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Oral / Verbal Communication.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 38 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Almost all respondents can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.