Average Salary for Illinois Department of Corrections Employees

The average employee at Illinois Department of Corrections takes home $62K per year. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Illinois Department of Corrections Median Salary by Job


Correctional Officer
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 09 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
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Years of Experience

Overall, the greater share of Illinois Department of Corrections folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average around $65K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Correctional Officers — their earnings average $62K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $62K annually for Certified Corrections Officers; non-accredited workers make much less.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Oral / Verbal Communication; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $58K per year. Security Policies and Procedures is a popular skill among Illinois Department of Corrections workers, with the larger part of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.


At Illinois Department of Corrections, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers receive health insurance, and almost all respondents get dental coverage.

Illinois Department of Corrections Job Listings

Key Stats for Illinois Department of Corrections

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

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