Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Based in Chicago, Ill.,government player State of Illinois (IL) offers many employment opportunities, including Human Resources Representative and Executive Assistant positions. A salary of $57K per year is the median rate at State of Illinois (IL). For the most part, employee paychecks at State of Illinois (IL) fluctuate depending on your job title; your experience level and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Earning $182K annually on average, Trial Court Judges receive the most money, followed by Internal Auditors (approximately $60K), Customer Service Representatives ($56K), and Human Resources Representatives ($55K). State of Illinois (IL) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Executive Assistants (about $37K on average).

Years of Experience

Average pay is around $53K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the State of Illinois (IL) workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $48K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($76K per year) can be spotted in Peoria, Ill.; Bloomington, Ill. (approximately $64K), the company's headquarter city of Chicago, Ill. ($60K), and Springfield, Ill. ($56K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $50K) in Elgin, Ill., one of the lowest-paid cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals earn approximately $114K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. CompTIA Security+ Experts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $94K per year. State of Illinois (IL) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in $69K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Microsoft Excel among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $76K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, nearly one in eight of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Office Administration, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one in three employees. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at State of Illinois (IL) are a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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based on 21 votes.
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