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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 Human Resources Representative to Personnel Specialist. The median income for State of Illinois (IL) employees is $60K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for State of Illinois (IL) employees is your experience level, though your role at the company and your city play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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State of Illinois (IL) typically pays:
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Chicago, Illinois 


The State of Illinois

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $51K annually on average. The largest fraction of State of Illinois (IL) people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $50K per year on average.


Executive Assistants are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $67K annually; Human Resources Representatives, Personnel Specialists, and Correctional Officers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $55K, $50K, and around $50K, respectively. Financial compensation for Administrative Assistants is rather low — on average only $44K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn around $66K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Human Resources Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $50K on average. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at State of Illinois (IL) — these employees make the most at about $52K annually.


When it comes to skills, Operations Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $95K per year. Benefits & Compensation is a popular skill among State of Illinois (IL) workers, with roughly one in seven of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Event Planning.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 45 percent. State of Illinois (IL) helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a casual working environment, a defined benefit retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for State of Illinois (IL)


41 %
59 %
$31,147 - $83,439
$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 8 votes.
$49,671 - $78,471
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