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Editors Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for editors in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of editors 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Editors in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,610
25th Percentile Wage
$41,120
50th Percentile Wage
$55,890
75th Percentile Wage
$72,620
90th Percentile Wage
$94,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for editors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,890
-0.23% 15.23%
2016
$56,020
4.62% -
2015
$53,430
2.60% -
2014
$52,040
4.36% -
2013
$49,770
4.80% -
2012
$47,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Editors in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of editors in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of editors in state of Illinois ranges from $28,110 to $57,650. The highest paying area for editors in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $57,650. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $57,490). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$57,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$57,490
Springfield
$54,000
Champaign-Urbana
$48,710
Rockford
$46,870
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,270
Bloomington-Normal
$41,670
Peoria
$41,430
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$37,920
Kankakee-Bradley
$37,820
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,590
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,110




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