Environmental Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,640
25th Percentile Wage
$58,170
50th Percentile Wage
$85,400
75th Percentile Wage
$106,840
90th Percentile Wage
$123,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,400
2.39% 4.40%
2016
$83,360
-1.50% -
2015
$84,610
-5.72% -
2014
$89,450
7.84% -
2013
$82,440
0.97% -
2012
$81,640
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $38,340 to $96,600. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $96,600. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $91,210). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $38,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$96,600
Springfield
$91,210
Peoria
$88,910
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$86,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$82,780
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$82,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$82,220
Decatur
$38,340




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