Labor Relations Specialist Salary Information in Illinois

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Labor Relations Specialists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,080
25th Percentile Wage
$18,990
50th Percentile Wage
$57,970
75th Percentile Wage
$83,440
90th Percentile Wage
$137,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for labor relations specialists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.69
25th Percentile Wage
$9.13
50th Percentile Wage
$27.87
75th Percentile Wage
$40.11
90th Percentile Wage
$66.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for labor relations specialists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.04. The median hourly salary is $27.87. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.69.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of labor relations specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,9704.95%19.65%
201555,1004.59%-
201452,57061.69%-
201320,140-131.28%-
201246,580--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Labor Relations Specialists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of labor relations specialists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of labor relations specialists in state of Illinois ranges from $18,960 to $66,420. The highest paying area for labor relations specialists in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $66,420. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $62,220). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$66,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$62,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$60,390
Rockford
$55,540
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$52,220
Kankakee-Bradley
$50,100
Danville
$45,000
Springfield
$43,100
Peoria
$20,040
Decatur
$19,820
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,290
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,260
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$18,960


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