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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Illinois

What professions have the highest employment in Illinois? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Illinois. We note that the total employment in Illinois is 5,765,880. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 191,540 people (3.32 percent of the total employment in Illinois). The second most common job is the laborers and freight, stock, and material mover profession which employs 154,300 people (2.68 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Illinois is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Illinois

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
5,765,880
100.00% $36,590
2 Retail Salespersons
191,540
3.32% $21,390
3 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
154,300
2.68% $23,960
4 Office Clerks, General
142,970
2.48% $30,410
5 Cashiers
137,630
2.39% $19,400
6 Customer Service Representatives
117,520
2.04% $33,850
7 Registered Nurses
111,600
1.94% $66,080
8 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
110,520
1.92% $18,780
9 General and Operations Managers
105,490
1.83% $91,400
10 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
94,850
1.65% $24,720
11 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
83,700
1.45% $23,190
12 Waiters and Waitresses
82,460
1.43% $18,750
13 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
74,940
1.30% $32,520
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
66,890
1.16% $42,380
15 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
66,690
1.16% $57,340
16 Nursing Assistants
61,320
1.06% $23,710
17 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
61,130
1.06% $54,630
18 Team Assemblers
58,560
1.02% $27,500
19 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
55,280
0.96% $37,220
20 Other Business Operations Specialists
55,020
0.95% $61,910
21 Teacher Assistants
50,340
0.87% $24,920
22 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
50,030
0.87% $39,350
23 Security Guards
49,680
0.86% $27,290
24 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
49,610
0.86% $67,560
25 Accountants and Auditors
47,810
0.83% $65,970
26 Packers and Packagers
46,920
0.81% $20,950
27 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
46,460
0.81% $50,230
28 Food Preparation Workers
44,910
0.78% $19,210
29 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
43,450
0.75% $36,850
30 Personal Care Aides
41,240
0.72% $21,460
31 Restaurant Cooks
39,960
0.69% $22,120
32 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
39,760
0.69% $49,090
33 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
39,570
0.69% $32,100
34 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
39,020
0.68% $61,190
35 Receptionists and Information Clerks
37,660
0.65% $26,730
36 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
36,070
0.63% $20,410
37 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
34,690
0.60% $24,700
38 All Other Managers
33,460
0.58% $96,520
39 Construction Laborers
32,440
0.56% $49,430
40 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
32,390
0.56% $29,780
41 Home Health Aides
32,290
0.56% $21,860
42 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
31,230
0.54% $71,610
43 Other Sales Representatives
31,010
0.54% $53,900
44 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
30,470
0.53% $30,250
45 Financial Managers
30,360
0.53% $111,420
46 Machinists
30,130
0.52% $37,510
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
29,850
0.52% $26,990
48 Lawyers
29,810
0.52% $101,700
49 Bartenders
29,370
0.51% $19,050
50 Applications Software Developers
28,270
0.49% $87,010
51 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
27,130
0.47% $56,730
52 Management Analysts
25,710
0.45% $84,880
53 Unknown
25,660
0.45% $33,270
54 Other Production Workers
25,240
0.44% $30,450
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
25,200
0.44% $38,630
56 Chief Executives
23,460
0.41% $156,120
57 Fast Food Cooks
23,300
0.40% $18,910
58 Tellers
23,210
0.40% $24,650
59 Computer Systems Analysts
23,060
0.40% $84,590
60 Carpenters
22,940
0.40% $55,600
61 Electricians
22,680
0.39% $75,950
62 Sales Managers
22,350
0.39% $102,360
63 Computer User Support Specialists
21,790
0.38% $49,270
64 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
21,690
0.38% $23,710
65 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
21,570
0.37% $34,300
66 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
21,240
0.37% $29,760
67 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
21,190
0.37% $66,360
68 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
20,850
0.36% $44,580
69 Recreation Workers
19,730
0.34% $21,410
70 Computer Programmers
19,380
0.34% $73,270
71 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
19,150
0.33% $71,770
72 Medical Assistants
18,800
0.33% $30,320
73 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
18,680
0.32% $27,380
74 Dishwashers
18,640
0.32% $18,910
75 Firefighters
18,420
0.32% $44,710
76 Insurance Sales Agents
18,200
0.32% $48,110
77 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
18,030
0.31% $57,660
78 Pharmacy Technicians
18,020
0.31% $27,750
79 Human Resources Specialists
17,210
0.30% $56,870
80 Other Computer Occupations
17,090
0.30% $84,990
81 Helpers--Production Workers
16,930
0.29% $24,190
82 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
16,750
0.29% $22,240
83 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
16,470
0.29% $18,780
84 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
16,440
0.29% $30,740
85 Substitute Teachers
16,340
0.28% $27,870
86 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
16,040
0.28% $75,020
87 Billing and Posting Clerks
15,820
0.27% $35,010
88 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
15,800
0.27% $19,170
89 Administrative Services Managers
15,790
0.27% $67,460
90 Other Physicians and Surgeons
15,590
0.27% n/a
91 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
15,550
0.27% $28,000
92 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
15,360
0.27% $23,540
93 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
14,810
0.26% $63,980
94 Postal Service Mail Carriers
14,800
0.26% $57,200
95 Bill and Account Collectors
14,740
0.26% $35,920
96 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
14,610
0.25% $75,610
97 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
14,340
0.25% $35,430
98 Childcare Workers
14,340
0.25% $21,820
99 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
14,200
0.25% $51,260
100 Loan Officers
13,820
0.24% $65,460
101 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
13,810
0.24% $19,960
102 Medical and Health Services Managers
13,730
0.24% $96,770
103 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
13,490
0.23% $99,690
104 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
13,470
0.23% $67,500
105 Computer and Information Systems Managers
13,410
0.23% $117,340
106 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
13,310
0.23% $19,110
107 Dental Assistants
13,290
0.23% $35,650
108 Medical Secretaries
12,920
0.22% $33,630
109 Graduate Teaching Assistants
12,720
0.22% $27,140
110 Counter and Rental Clerks
12,700
0.22% $23,060
111 Correctional Officers and Jailers
12,450
0.22% $60,270
112 Driver/Sales Workers
12,310
0.21% $23,600
113 Financial Analysts
12,230
0.21% $77,210
114 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
12,070
0.21% $47,100
115 Mechanical Engineers
11,790
0.20% $79,590
116 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
11,770
0.20% $23,110
117 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11,690
0.20% $19,360
118 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
11,670
0.20% $40,400
119 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
11,650
0.20% $19,670
120 Social and Human Service Assistants
11,620
0.20% $28,770
121 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
11,560
0.20% $44,390
122 Personal Financial Advisors
11,520
0.20% $75,020
123 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
11,420
0.20% $35,650
124 Pharmacists
11,310
0.20% $122,300
125 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
11,240
0.19% $74,500
126 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
11,110
0.19% $28,400
127 Systems Software Developers
11,110
0.19% $96,700
128 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
11,080
0.19% $53,890
129 Marketing Managers
10,670
0.19% $113,340
130 Physical Therapists
10,620
0.18% $79,790
131 Advertising Sales Agents
10,440
0.18% $47,730
132 Other Financial Specialists
10,050
0.17% $69,120
133 Printing Press Operators
10,030
0.17% $38,830
134 Other Healthcare Support Workers
10,030
0.17% $34,770
135 Industrial Engineers
10,030
0.17% $76,280
136 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
10,010
0.17% $20,470
137 Civil Engineers
9,880
0.17% $84,530
138 Flight Attendants
9,750
0.17% $37,740
139 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
9,620
0.17% $72,130
140 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
9,570
0.17% $39,120
141 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
9,500
0.16% $63,310
142 Data Entry Keyers
9,420
0.16% $27,910
143 Graphic Designers
9,390
0.16% $46,730
144 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
9,360
0.16% $57,540
145 Parts Salespersons
9,290
0.16% $31,190
146 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
9,250
0.16% $46,440
147 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
8,910
0.15% $28,110
148 Bakers
8,630
0.15% $23,790
149 Legal Secretaries
8,390
0.15% $46,600
150 Food Service Managers
8,280
0.14% $45,110
151 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
8,230
0.14% $39,660
152 Food Batchmakers
8,100
0.14% $29,600
153 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
8,040
0.14% $55,750
154 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
8,000
0.14% $65,510
155 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
7,940
0.14% $58,260
156 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
7,940
0.14% $19,610
157 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
7,910
0.14% $50,440
158 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
7,870
0.14% $63,180
159 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
7,800
0.14% $35,310
160 Butchers and Meat Cutters
7,750
0.13% $24,930
161 Postsecondary Education Administrators
7,720
0.13% $83,770
162 Construction Managers
7,580
0.13% $89,000
163 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
7,570
0.13% $19,080
164 Dental Hygienists
7,570
0.13% $69,330
165 Training and Development Specialists
7,440
0.13% $57,960
166 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
7,380
0.13% $55,260
167 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
7,290
0.13% $48,610
168 Engineers, All Other
7,290
0.13% $88,650
169 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
7,270
0.13% $20,420
170 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
7,250
0.13% $36,870
171 Short Order Cooks
7,150
0.12% $20,960
172 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
7,140
0.12% $52,490
173 Cost Estimators
7,100
0.12% $63,920
174 Radiologic Technologists
7,090
0.12% $59,040
175 Coaches and Scouts
7,070
0.12% $24,440
176 Industrial Production Managers
6,960
0.12% $88,740
177 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
6,790
0.12% $37,160
178 Speech-Language Pathologists
6,790
0.12% $69,360
179 Human Resources Managers
6,780
0.12% $93,050
180 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
6,740
0.12% $48,450
181 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
6,740
0.12% $54,520
182 Architectural and Engineering Managers
6,730
0.12% $123,580
183 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
6,590
0.11% $22,230
184 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
6,590
0.11% $110,440
185 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
6,540
0.11% $41,020
186 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
6,520
0.11% $57,170
187 Computer Network Support Specialists
6,460
0.11% $61,530
188 Order Clerks
6,450
0.11% $33,990
189 Middle School Special Education Teachers
6,420
0.11% $60,940
190 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
6,300
0.11% $40,360
191 Property, Real Estate Managers
6,300
0.11% $55,950
192 Librarians
6,290
0.11% $53,450
193 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
6,280
0.11% $42,750
194 Compliance Officers
6,260
0.11% $74,290
195 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
6,240
0.11% $47,380
196 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
6,220
0.11% $82,890
197 Tool and Die Makers
6,200
0.11% $51,190
198 Telemarketers
6,180
0.11% $24,120
199 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
6,180
0.11% $47,730
200 Library Technicians
6,160
0.11% $31,250

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