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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,350
25th Percentile Wage
$68,620
50th Percentile Wage
$85,600
75th Percentile Wage
$105,280
90th Percentile Wage
$129,700

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 $129,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,600
-1.41% 7.99%
2016
$86,810
2.73% -
2015
$84,440
-0.11% -
2014
$84,530
0.98% -
2013
$83,700
5.90% -
2012
$78,760
- -

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 $94,040. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $94,040. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $93,770). The lowest paying area is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $65,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$94,040
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$93,770
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$92,120
Rockford
$89,220
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$87,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$85,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$85,410
Peoria
$84,190
Bloomington-Normal
$83,860
Champaign-Urbana
$82,810
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$74,380
Decatur
$71,070
Kankakee-Bradley
$65,250




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