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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,650
25th Percentile Wage
$68,310
50th Percentile Wage
$86,810
75th Percentile Wage
$103,910
90th Percentile Wage
$128,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.75
25th Percentile Wage
$32.84
50th Percentile Wage
$41.74
75th Percentile Wage
$49.96
90th Percentile Wage
$61.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.79. The median hourly salary is $41.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.75.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,8102.73%9.27%
201584,440-0.11%-
201484,5300.98%-
201383,7005.90%-
201278,760--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $65,250 to $96,750. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $96,750. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $94,780). The lowest paying area is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $65,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$96,750
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$94,780
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$91,980
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$90,270
Champaign-Urbana
$89,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$86,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$86,580
Rockford
$86,440
Peoria
$84,120
Bloomington-Normal
$83,860
Decatur
$75,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$74,780
Kankakee-Bradley
$65,250



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