Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

State of Illinois (IL) is a government firm headquartered in Chicago, Ill. that hires for Administrative Assistant positions, Human Resources Representative roles, and more. Compensation for State of Illinois (IL) employees is around $61K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at State of Illinois (IL), but your job title and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $51K annually. The largest fraction of State of Illinois (IL) people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $49K per year on average.


Executive Assistants are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $67K annually; Human Resources Representatives, Personnel Specialists, and Correctional Officers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $55K, around $50K, and about $50K, respectively. With salaries averaging approximately $45K, Administrative Assistants are among the lowest paid at State of Illinois (IL).


Residents of Peoria, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $76K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. (around $60K) and Springfield, Ill. ($59K).

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $66K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Human Resources Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $50K per year. The best paid folks at State of Illinois (IL) have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $52K annually.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $100K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the State of Illinois (IL) workforce; nearly one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Benefits & Compensation.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 36 percent. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 403(b) plan. The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a casual working environment, a defined benefit retirement plan, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for State of Illinois (IL)


46 %
54 %
$32,000 - $84,633
$33,149 - $86,963
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
$49,671 - $78,471

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