Electrical Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for electrical engineers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electrical 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 Electrical Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,890
25th Percentile Wage
$72,600
50th Percentile Wage
$90,190
75th Percentile Wage
$108,460
90th Percentile Wage
$128,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.83
25th Percentile Wage
$34.90
50th Percentile Wage
$43.36
75th Percentile Wage
$52.14
90th Percentile Wage
$61.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for electrical engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.76. The median hourly salary is $43.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.83.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,190-2.05%6.82%
201592,0400.93%-
201491,1806.53%-
201385,2301.40%-
201284,040--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $70,990 to $93,970. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $93,970. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $91,880). The lowest paying area is Rockford with a median annual salary of $70,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$93,970
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$91,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$91,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$90,250
Springfield
$90,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$88,990
Peoria
$82,430
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$79,760
Rockford
$70,990


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