Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists among 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 Human Resources Specialists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,320
25th Percentile Wage
$43,890
50th Percentile Wage
$56,910
75th Percentile Wage
$74,070
90th Percentile Wage
$95,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,910
2.32% 1.04%
2016
$55,590
0.52% -
2015
$55,300
-2.84% -
2014
$56,870
-1.06% -
2013
$57,470
2.00% -
2012
$56,320
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Illinois ranges from $46,340 to $62,490. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,490. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Springfield (mean annual salary $61,070). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$62,490
Springfield
$61,070
Decatur
$57,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$56,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$56,380
Danville
$55,970
Peoria
$55,310
Champaign-Urbana
$50,430
Rockford
$50,420
Bloomington-Normal
$50,080
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,960
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,490
Kankakee-Bradley
$47,070
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,340




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