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 Administrative Assistant to Human Resources Representative. The median salary at State of Illinois (IL) is $60K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for State of Illinois (IL) workers, followed by your job title and where you live. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $51K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $49K per year on average.


Executive Assistants rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $67K annually; Human Resources Representatives come in second with average earnings amounting to $55K, while Personnel Specialists and Correctional Officers rank near the top as well (approximately $50K and around $50K, respectively). Administrative Assistants make an average $45K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Residents of Peoria, Ill. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $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 approximately $66K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Human Resources Professionals with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $50K per year. State of Illinois (IL) workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $52K on average.


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 $100K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, nearly one in eight of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Benefits & Compensation.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (36 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 403(b) plan. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include 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)


48 %
52 %
$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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