Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Chicago, Ill.-based State of Illinois (IL) hires for positions ranging from Human Resources Representative to Trial Court Judge in the government. The median income for State of Illinois (IL) employees is $58K annually. Though how long you've been working and geography do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at State of Illinois (IL). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The highest average salaries go to Trial Court Judges, who bring in close to around $182K per year, though Operations Managers are not far behind at approximately $66K along with Internal Auditors (about $60K) and Customer Service Representatives ($56K). State of Illinois (IL) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Administrative Assistants ($40K on average).

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at State of Illinois (IL) for between five and 10 years earn $52K annually on average. The largest slice of the State of Illinois (IL) workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $49K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $76K annually) can be spotted in Peoria, Ill.; Bloomington, Ill. ($64K), the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($63K), and Springfield, Ill. ($56K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $50K, Elgin, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $149K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $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 — around $69K.


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 approximately $102K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at State of Illinois (IL) is Office Administration, with close to one-eighth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 38 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Almost all respondents can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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