Computer Programmers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers among Illinois cities 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 Computer Programmers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,260
25th Percentile Wage
$56,830
50th Percentile Wage
$82,020
75th Percentile Wage
$112,560
90th Percentile Wage
$134,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,020
3.54% 12.96%
2016
$79,120
5.04% -
2015
$75,130
2.48% -
2014
$73,270
1.35% -
2013
$72,280
1.23% -
2012
$71,390
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Illinois ranges from $39,480 to $83,010. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $83,010. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $82,400). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$83,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$82,400
Springfield
$78,000
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,440
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,180
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$72,910
Champaign-Urbana
$72,570
Bloomington-Normal
$69,820
Peoria
$69,460
Rockford
$65,180
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,480




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