Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Chicago, Ill.-based State of Illinois (IL) hires for positions ranging from Human Resources Representative to Administrative Assistant in the government. An average State of Illinois (IL) employee can expect to make $56K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography are influential salary factors for those at State of Illinois (IL), 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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Trial Court Judges earn the highest median pay at $182K per year, followed by Chief of Staffs (around $115K), Senior Programmer Analysts (about $91K), and Human Service Providers ($61K). Administrative 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 $40K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $52K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $49K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $76K annually) can be spotted in Peoria, Ill.; Elgin, Ill. (around $65K), Bloomington, Ill. ($64K), and the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Waukegan, Ill.; in fact, at about $50K it is one of the worst-paid cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $149K per year. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $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 — about $69K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Microsoft Excel; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $80K per year. A relatively widespread skill at State of Illinois (IL) is Microsoft Office; around an eighth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Office Administration, Customer Service, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three respondents receive paid vacation and sick leave. The vast majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at State of Illinois (IL) are a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and flexible hours.

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
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