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Electricians Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for electricians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of electricians amongst 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 Electricians in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,430
25th Percentile Wage
$55,440
50th Percentile Wage
$77,350
75th Percentile Wage
$94,190
90th Percentile Wage
$103,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,350
-0.66% 5.47%
2016
$77,860
4.88% -
2015
$74,060
-2.55% -
2014
$75,950
2.30% -
2013
$74,200
1.46% -
2012
$73,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Electricians in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electricians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electricians in state of Illinois ranges from $49,880 to $86,370. The highest paying area for electricians in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $86,370. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $84,120). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$86,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$84,120
Rockford
$74,740
Kankakee-Bradley
$71,350
Bloomington-Normal
$71,270
Springfield
$69,650
Champaign-Urbana
$68,960
Peoria
$67,600
Decatur
$61,970
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$60,080
Danville
$58,550
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$55,190
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$50,520
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,880




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