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 amongst 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 Electrical Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,480
25th Percentile Wage
$71,470
50th Percentile Wage
$89,230
75th Percentile Wage
$109,790
90th Percentile Wage
$129,480

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 $129,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,230
-1.08% 5.82%
2016
$90,190
-2.05% -
2015
$92,040
0.93% -
2014
$91,180
6.53% -
2013
$85,230
1.40% -
2012
$84,040
- -

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 $68,740 to $95,110. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $95,110. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Champaign-Urbana (mean annual salary $93,970). The lowest paying area is Rockford with a median annual salary of $68,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$95,110
Champaign-Urbana
$93,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$90,490
Springfield
$90,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$89,790
Peoria
$88,870
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$88,130
Decatur
$85,920
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$83,000
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$75,200
Rockford
$68,740




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