Highway Maintenance Worker Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for highway maintenance workers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of highway maintenance workers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,150
25th Percentile Wage
$31,200
50th Percentile Wage
$46,320
75th Percentile Wage
$61,620
90th Percentile Wage
$75,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for highway maintenance workers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.69
25th Percentile Wage
$15.00
50th Percentile Wage
$22.27
75th Percentile Wage
$29.62
90th Percentile Wage
$36.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for highway maintenance workers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.40. The median hourly salary is $22.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of highway maintenance workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,3200.30%4.12%
201546,180-7.77%-
201449,7700.24%-
201349,65010.55%-
201244,410--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Highway Maintenance Workers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of highway maintenance workers in state of Illinois ranges from $31,960 to $64,340. The highest paying area for highway maintenance workers in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $64,340. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Bloomington-Normal (mean annual salary $63,680). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$64,340
Bloomington-Normal
$63,680
Champaign-Urbana
$54,780
Springfield
$53,440
Kankakee-Bradley
$53,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$49,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$47,620
Danville
$46,580
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,450
Decatur
$42,690
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$41,180
Rockford
$37,840
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,060
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$31,960



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