Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,770
25th Percentile Wage
$69,440
50th Percentile Wage
$88,920
75th Percentile Wage
$110,730
90th Percentile Wage
$137,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,920
1.15% 9.05%
2016
$87,900
3.82% -
2015
$84,540
5.86% -
2014
$79,590
0.34% -
2013
$79,320
-1.95% -
2012
$80,870
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Illinois ranges from $68,160 to $96,260. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Illinois is Decatur with a median annual salary of $96,260. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $87,070). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $68,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Decatur
$96,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$87,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$86,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$85,140
Bloomington-Normal
$83,100
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$78,280
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$78,010
Kankakee-Bradley
$76,470
Rockford
$75,370
Champaign-Urbana
$71,650
Springfield
$70,180
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$68,290
Danville
$68,160




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