Average Salary for State of Illinois (IL) Employees

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., State of Illinois (IL) offers a range of employment opportunities in the government, from Administrative Assistant to Human Resources Representative. Employees at State of Illinois (IL) make $56K annually on average. Your job title influences pay for State of Illinois (IL) workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and your city. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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State of Illinois (IL) Median Salary by Job


Administrative Assistant
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Judge, Trial Court
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Senior Programmer Analyst
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Human Resources (HR) Representative
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Case Manager, Social Services
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Registered Nurse (RN)
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Chief of Staff
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  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
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Chicago, Illinois 


The State of Illinois

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Earning $182K per year on average, Trial Court Judges receive the most money, followed by Registered Nurses ($76K), Internal Auditors (approximately $60K), and Human Resources Representatives (around $55K). Earning only $37K on average, Executive Assistants make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $52K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $49K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $76K annually) can be spotted in Peoria, Ill.; Elgin, Ill. ($65K), Bloomington, Ill. (approximately $64K), and Joliet, Ill. ($63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Waukegan, Ill.; in fact, at about $47K it is one of the worst-paid cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $149K per year for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a CompTIA Security+ Expert is rewarded with median pay of $94K annually. At State of Illinois (IL), employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at around $60K.


In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Excel in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $80K per year. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in ten of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Office Administration, Microsoft Office, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Benefits and Perks

Merely a third of workers at State of Illinois (IL) earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at State of Illinois (IL) are a defined benefit retirement plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for State of Illinois (IL)


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$33,096 - $77,420
$34,169 - $94,698

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more
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