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Registered Nurses Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for registered nurses in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of registered nurses 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 Registered Nurses in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,100
25th Percentile Wage
$56,330
50th Percentile Wage
$68,710
75th Percentile Wage
$83,940
90th Percentile Wage
$99,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for registered nurses in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.64
25th Percentile Wage
$27.08
50th Percentile Wage
$33.03
75th Percentile Wage
$40.36
90th Percentile Wage
$47.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for registered nurses in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.88. The median hourly salary is $33.03. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.64.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,7102.28%5.11%
201567,1401.58%-
201466,0801.80%-
201364,890-0.48%-
201265,200--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Registered Nurses in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of registered nurses in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of registered nurses in state of Illinois ranges from $49,400 to $74,430. The highest paying area for registered nurses in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $74,430. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $73,360). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $49,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$74,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$73,360
Kankakee-Bradley
$66,310
Springfield
$62,330
Rockford
$60,780
Peoria
$59,770
Danville
$59,080
Champaign-Urbana
$58,800
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,380
Bloomington-Normal
$58,290
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,280
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,360
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,910
Decatur
$49,400


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