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Legislator Salary Information in Springfield, Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Springfield, Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of legislators in Springfield is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Springfield, Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,210
25th Percentile Wage
$68,660
50th Percentile Wage
$68,670
75th Percentile Wage
$68,680
90th Percentile Wage
$68,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Springfield, Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $19,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of legislators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$68,670
38.59% 72.04%
2014
$42,170
55.13% -
2013
$18,920
-1.48% -
2012
$19,200
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Springfield with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $68,670, Springfield is the highest paying city for legislators in state of Illinois, followed by Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary $41,110). In comparison, the median annual salary of legislators in Springfield is 40.1 percent (40.1%) higher than that in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$68,670
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$41,110
Peoria
$36,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$31,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$29,050
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,370
Bloomington-Normal
$19,300
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,220
Decatur
$19,150
Kankakee-Bradley
$19,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,090
Rockford
$19,050
Champaign-Urbana
$18,980
Danville
$18,940



See also: Top paying jobs in Springfield, Illinois.