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Chief Executive Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives 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 Chief Executives in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,070
25th Percentile Wage
$119,860
50th Percentile Wage
$201,580
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $201,580. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $119,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$201,580
10.73% 26.02%
2016
$179,950
10.08% -
2015
$161,810
3.52% -
2014
$156,120
3.46% -
2013
$150,720
1.06% -
2012
$149,120
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Illinois ranges from $89,100 to $202,010. The highest paying area for chief executives in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $202,010. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $195,300). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$202,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$195,300
Rockford
$187,790
Peoria
$164,170
Kankakee-Bradley
$161,450
Springfield
$159,020
Champaign-Urbana
$157,410
Danville
$150,830
Decatur
$144,990
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$132,960
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$127,100
Bloomington-Normal
$126,050
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$103,040
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$89,100




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