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 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 Computer Programmers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,310
25th Percentile Wage
$57,090
50th Percentile Wage
$79,120
75th Percentile Wage
$108,270
90th Percentile Wage
$129,760

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 $129,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.94
25th Percentile Wage
$27.45
50th Percentile Wage
$38.04
75th Percentile Wage
$52.05
90th Percentile Wage
$62.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer programmers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.39. The median hourly salary is $38.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.94.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,1205.04%9.77%
201575,1302.48%-
201473,2701.35%-
201372,2801.23%-
201271,390--

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 $39,890 to $79,840. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $79,840. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $79,810). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$79,840
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$79,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$79,580
Champaign-Urbana
$73,340
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,180
Springfield
$73,080
Peoria
$70,340
Bloomington-Normal
$69,820
Rockford
$63,020
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$61,770
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,890


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