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Legislator Salary Information in Illinois

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,980
25th Percentile Wage
$18,580
50th Percentile Wage
$19,600
75th Percentile Wage
$59,010
90th Percentile Wage
$82,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201619,600-6.12%3.27%
201520,8006.83%-
201419,3801.19%-
201319,1500.99%-
201218,960--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Illinois ranges from $18,530 to $68,670. The highest paying area for legislators in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $68,670. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $36,940). The lowest paying area is Rockford with a median annual salary of $18,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$68,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$36,940
Peoria
$33,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$28,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$24,380
Bloomington-Normal
$19,300
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,240
Decatur
$19,150
Kankakee-Bradley
$19,090
Champaign-Urbana
$19,030
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$18,920
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$18,850
Rockford
$18,530


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