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Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Operating out of Chicago, Ill., government company State of Illinois (IL) employs talent in positions ranging from Human Resources Representative to Correctional Officer. Compensation for State of Illinois (IL) employees is around $62K annually on average. How long you've been working influences pay for State of Illinois (IL) workers the most, followed by what you do at the company and where you live. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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State of Illinois (IL) typically pays:
above market

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Employer: State of Illinois (IL)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Human Resources (HR) Representative (3)
$35,776 - $74,060  
[-]Human Resources (HR) Representative (3)
Salary$37,584 - $73,149  
Total Pay$35,776 - $74,060  
[+]Executive Assistant (2)
$38,400 - $86,428  
[+]Executive Assistant (2)
Salary$36,745 - $80,777  
Total Pay$38,400 - $86,428  
[+]Personnel Specialist (2)
$37,797 - $72,258  
[+]Personnel Specialist (2)
Salary$37,791 - $75,569  
Total Pay$37,797 - $72,258  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$27,988 - $58,517  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Salary$28,924 - $58,235  
Total Pay$27,988 - $58,517  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Chicago, Illinois 


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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $51K per year. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $50K annually on average. The largest slice of the State of Illinois (IL) workforce (30 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $80K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Executive Assistants, Human Resources Representatives, Personnel Specialists, and Correctional Officers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $67K annually, the other salaries come in at about $55K, approximately $50K, and $50K, respectively. Earning only $44K on average, Administrative Assistants make less than most people in the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists, who make about $66K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Human Resources Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $50K annually on average. At State of Illinois (IL), employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at approximately $62K.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $95K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; around one in eight of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Office, and Project Management round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of survey participants receiving paid vacation and two in five survey participants receiving paid sick days. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. For nearly all employees, benefits include health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for State of Illinois (IL)


38 %
62 %
$31,147 - $83,439
$33,629 - $78,134
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$50,010 - $77,696
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