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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Illinois

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Illinois (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Illinois are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Illinois is chief executive with an average annual salary of $201,580. The second highest paying job is other physicians and surgeons (average salary $197,130). The salary and the employment information in Illinois is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Illinois

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Chief Executives
$201,580
13,920
2 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$197,130
10,270
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$186,320
510
4 Family and General Practitioners
$182,150
9,160
5 Psychiatrists
$178,150
950
6 General Internists
$176,120
1,980
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$174,930
1,410
8 Podiatrists
$169,560
430
9 Other Specialists Dentists
$159,000
140
10 General Pediatricians
$150,740
810
11 Air Traffic Controllers
$148,140
1,190
12 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$146,140
0
13 General Dentists
$131,780
4,630
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$130,260
15,470
15 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$129,460
960
16 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$126,430
9,860
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$124,450
6,880
18 Pharmacists
$123,150
12,020
19 Nuclear Engineers
$119,630
710
20 Financial Managers
$117,830
37,310
21 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$115,590
530
22 Lawyers
$115,530
30,170
23 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$114,650
590
24 Natural Sciences Managers
$114,000
1,810
25 Sales Managers
$113,680
24,380
26 Physicists
$113,250
930
27 Computer Network Architects
$112,950
5,260
28 Marketing Managers
$111,820
16,720
29 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$111,520
950
30 Orthodontists
$111,350
250
31 Optometrists
$109,360
2,150
32 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$109,140
1,050
33 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$106,500
8,790
34 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$105,640
6,220
35 Systems Software Developers
$104,320
14,150
36 Physician Assistants
$103,320
2,720
37 Purchasing Managers
$102,890
4,220
38 Economists
$102,130
360
39 Human Resources Managers
$101,780
9,560
40 General and Operations Managers
$101,710
118,820
41 Aerospace Engineers
$101,490
310
42 Actuaries
$101,480
1,320
43 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$101,380
12,120
44 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$100,120
4,580
45 Medical and Health Services Managers
$99,500
13,250
46 Nurse Practitioners
$99,390
4,610
47 Biomedical Engineers
$99,280
1,330
48 Commercial Pilots
$99,230
1,010
49 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$97,320
3,290
50 Training and Development Managers
$96,440
2,250
51 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$95,660
100
52 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$95,370
3,540
53 Mathematicians
$95,310
80
54 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$95,220
270
55 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$95,130
30
56 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$94,790
490
57 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$94,760
3,560
58 Computer Hardware Engineers
$94,500
1,250
59 Industrial Production Managers
$94,460
8,790
60 Hoist and Winch Operators
$94,330
240
61 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$94,140
580
62 Information Security Analysts
$94,130
3,970
63 Applications Software Developers
$93,510
27,460
64 Materials Scientists
$93,320
300
65 Financial Examiners
$92,970
2,050
66 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$92,930
0
67 Mining and Geological Engineers
$91,870
100
68 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$91,530
640
69 Construction Managers
$91,280
10,140
70 Funeral Service Managers
$91,250
180
71 Database Administrators
$90,900
4,090
72 Nuclear Technicians
$90,800
810
73 Fish and Game Wardens
$90,650
120
74 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$90,500
2,730
75 Other Computer Occupations
$89,880
16,050
76 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$89,570
3,520
77 Physical Therapists
$89,570
11,400
78 Materials Engineers
$89,520
770
79 Computer Systems Analysts
$89,330
26,500
80 Electrical Engineers
$89,230
5,130
81 Hydrologists
$89,000
70
82 Mechanical Engineers
$88,920
15,930
83 Pile-Driver Operators
$88,040
0
84 Veterinarians
$87,900
2,800
85 Operations Research Analysts
$87,270
6,200
86 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$86,880
2,800
87 Transportation Inspectors
$86,810
860
88 Other Biological Scientists
$86,750
720
89 Other Life Scientists
$86,160
300
90 Nurse Midwives
$85,950
230
91 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$85,890
9,780
92 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$85,670
1,340
93 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$85,670
9,330
94 Civil Engineers
$85,600
11,070
95 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$85,470
520
96 Environmental Engineers
$85,400
1,460
97 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$85,370
8,530
98 Environmental Science Teachers
$85,260
90
99 Other Physical Scientists
$85,140
690
100 Art Directors
$85,010
2,300
101 Tapers
$84,740
420
102 Engineers, All Other
$84,560
4,350
103 Chemical Engineers
$84,450
730
104 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$84,390
13,210
105 Judicial Law Clerks
$84,340
280
106 Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
$84,230
1,410
107 Administrative Services Managers
$84,020
12,850
108 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$84,010
910
109 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$83,960
420
110 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$83,860
620
111 Personal Financial Advisors
$83,730
10,650
112 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$83,660
2,590
113 Occupational Therapists
$82,700
5,210
114 Radiation Therapists
$82,570
800
115 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$82,380
16,470
116 Sales Engineers
$82,170
2,590
117 Forensic Science Technicians
$82,020
610
118 Computer Programmers
$82,020
12,060
119 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$81,960
350
120 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$81,900
2,340
121 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$81,770
590
122 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$81,290
510
123 Agricultural Engineers
$81,130
50
124 Industrial Engineers
$80,900
11,590
125 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$80,450
11,400
126 Postsecondary History Teachers
$80,360
940
127 Sheet Metal Workers
$80,180
4,450
128 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$79,930
31,430
129 Epidemiologists
$79,870
210
130 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$79,380
140
131 Management Analysts
$79,240
38,840
132 Genetic Counselors
$79,200
50
133 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$79,120
1,520
134 Audiologists
$79,080
380
135 Power Plant Operators
$78,930
1,180
136 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$78,850
1,400
137 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$78,750
700
138 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$78,720
530
139 Other Financial Specialists
$78,600
5,190
140 All Other Managers
$78,540
39,360
141 Statisticians
$78,440
1,530
142 Financial Analysts
$78,070
14,350
143 Speech-Language Pathologists
$77,580
6,430
144 Boilermakers
$77,570
340
145 Electricians
$77,350
22,810
146 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$77,220
990
147 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$77,200
130
148 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$76,920
1,020
149 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$76,460
1,220
150 Political Scientists
$76,330
50
151 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$76,310
260
152 Other Education Administrators
$75,320
2,030
153 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$75,290
2,110
154 Urban and Regional Planners
$75,020
670
155 Geographers
$74,860
50
156 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$74,760
2,740
157 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$74,690
15,860
158 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$74,530
580
159 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$74,480
1,550
160 Glaziers
$74,460
1,330
161 Historians
$74,180
80
162 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,120
510
163 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$73,970
2,580
164 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
$73,830
5,280
165 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$73,650
210
166 Dental Hygienists
$73,530
9,510
167 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$73,520
40
168 Plasterers and Stucco Masons
$73,400
200
169 Ship Engineers
$73,250
260
170 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,170
430
171 Budget Analysts
$73,140
1,460
172 Emergency Management Directors
$73,080
420
173 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,840
5,140
174 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$72,700
650
175 Web Developers
$72,540
5,260
176 Subway and Streetcar Operators
$72,340
320
177 Other Psychologists
$72,170
460
178 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$71,870
160
179 Other Mining Machine Operators
$71,550
310
180 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$71,530
200
181 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$71,400
380
182 Pipelayers
$71,300
610
183 Insurance Underwriters
$71,070
5,920
184 Chiropractors
$70,720
1,510
185 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$70,500
2,490
186 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$70,330
1,570
187 Registered Nurses
$70,190
123,100
188 Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Insulation Workers
$70,020
680
189 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$69,980
3,990
190 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$69,900
3,090
191 Compliance Officers
$69,880
8,590
192 Stonemasons
$69,840
260
193 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$69,820
200
194 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
$69,750
170
195 Accountants and Auditors
$69,670
51,250
196 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$69,590
730
197 Food Scientists and Technologists
$69,560
420
198 Conservation Scientists
$69,470
560
199 Other Social Workers
$69,390
4,940
200 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$69,160
360

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