Other Biological Scientist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for other biological scientists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other biological scientists amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Biological Scientists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,490
25th Percentile Wage
$64,690
50th Percentile Wage
$86,750
75th Percentile Wage
$101,410
90th Percentile Wage
$136,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other biological scientists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $136,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other biological scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,750
1.76% 10.20%
2016
$85,220
0.72% -
2015
$84,610
3.98% -
2014
$81,240
-0.34% -
2013
$81,520
4.44% -
2012
$77,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Biological Scientists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other biological scientists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other biological scientists in state of Illinois ranges from $61,690 to $90,810. The highest paying area for other biological scientists in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $90,810. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $90,180). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$90,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$90,180
Peoria
$89,560
Champaign-Urbana
$78,320
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$61,690




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