Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Based in Chicago, Ill.,government player State of Illinois (IL) offers many employment opportunities, including Administrative Assistant and Human Resources Representative positions. An average State of Illinois (IL) employee can expect to make $61K per year. Though your job title and geography are influential salary factors for those at State of Illinois (IL), your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at State of Illinois (IL) for between five and 10 years earn around $51K annually on average. The largest slice of the State of Illinois (IL) workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $49K per year.


Executive Assistants earn the highest median pay at $67K annually, followed by Human Resources Representatives ($55K), Personnel Specialists ($50K), and Correctional Officers (about $50K). 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 ($45K on average) at the company.


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

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn $66K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Human Resources Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $50K per year. State of Illinois (IL) compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $52K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $100K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, one in eight of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Benefits & Compensation are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Merely 36 percent at State of Illinois (IL) earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at State of Illinois (IL), including a defined benefit retirement plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of employees also include dental insurance. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a casual working environment, a defined benefit retirement plan, and flexible hours.

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$33,149 - $86,963

Job Satisfaction

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

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