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Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, State of Illinois (IL) offers a range of employment opportunities in the government industry, from Correctional Officer to Budget Analyst. A salary of $58K annually is the going rate at State of Illinois (IL). Though your job title and your city do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at State of Illinois (IL). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

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.
[-]Correctional Officer (3)
$30,906 - $70,126  
[-]Correctional Officer (3)
Salary$29,510 - $64,711  
Total Pay$30,906 - $70,126  
[+]Personnel Specialist (2)
$38,224 - $70,911  
[+]Personnel Specialist (2)
Salary$38,200 - $72,061  
Total Pay$38,224 - $70,911  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$27,806 - $58,177  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Salary$29,160 - $57,079  
Total Pay$27,806 - $58,177  
[+]Budget Analyst (2)
$31,725 - $58,173  
[+]Budget Analyst (2)
Salary$32,251 - $59,422  
Total Pay$31,725 - $58,173  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $51K. Average pay is typically $51K for those with five or more years experience. For the most part, a representative employee at State of Illinois (IL) has been working for 20 years or more and makes about $78K per year.


Correctional Officers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $62K; Administrative Assistants are next on the list, bringing in close to $44K, followed by Budget Analysts earning $42K.


Residents of Springfield pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $55K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Chicago ($50K) and Waukegan ($44K).

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $64K. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $64K per year. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at State of Illinois (IL) — these employees make the most at approximately $53K annually.


Employees who count Microsoft Excel among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $67K. A garden variety skill at State of Illinois (IL) is Benefits & Compensation; less than ten percent of State of Illinois (IL)'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Security Policies and Procedures, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Though a majority of workers get paid time off for vacation, only about one-half of workers receive paid sick leave. Perks cover health insurance for almost all workers and dental coverage for the greater part of workers. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

42 %
58 %
$31,220 - $82,597
$32,707 - $74,083
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
$50,242 - $78,471

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