Wage Rates

Occupational Wages: 2016

  Entry Wage Median Wage Experienced Wage
SOC Occupational Title Hourly Annual Hourly Annual Hourly Annual
Total All Occupations $9.75 $20,279 $15.71 $32,677 $26.25 $54,610
Accountants & Auditors $15.36 $31,951 $19.56 $40,688 $27.53 $57,268
Administrative Services Managers $21.10 $43,881 $29.16 $60,649 $42.18 $87,737
Architecture & Engineering Occupations $23.79 $49,474 $30.59 $63,622 $39.60 $82,376
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations $12.29 $25,557 $18.99 $39,505 $28.04 $58,323
Bartenders $9.10 $18,938 $10.29 $21,405 $11.79 $24,531
Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators $9.22 $19,184 $11.12 $23,130 $13.79 $28,675
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks $9.70 $20,172 $14.36 $29,861 $18.59 $38,675
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations $9.56 $19,881 $11.80 $24,542 $17.46 $36,320
Business & Financial Operations Occupations $16.66 $34,660 $25.80 $53,655 $32.34 $67,268
Business Operations Specialists, All Other $16.55 $34,422 $23.56 $49,006 $33.38 $69,422
Cashiers $9.05 $18,818 $11.51 $23,931 $13.79 $28,683
Chief Executives $9.03 $18,787 $53.52 $111,325 $59.37 $123,483
Childcare Workers $8.70 $18,103 $9.01 $18,745 $9.60 $19,976
Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists $30.65 $63,744 $34.02 $70,755 $34.21 $71,160
Community & Social Services Occupations $12.89 $26,815 $19.23 $40,005 $23.53 $48,945
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health & Safety, & Transportation $14.56 $30,290 $23.80 $49,497 $26.97 $56,096
Computer & Mathematical Occupations $17.64 $36,685 $23.49 $48,861 $28.12 $58,485
Computer User Support Specialists $17.96 $37,364 $23.91 $49,729 $26.93 $56,023
Construction & Extraction Occupations $14.35 $29,856 $21.59 $44,909 $27.65 $57,509
Construction Managers $13.49 $28,058 $14.99 $31,188 $34.48 $71,728
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria $9.82 $20,416 $10.99 $22,856 $13.29 $27,643
Court, Municipal, & License Clerks $9.00 $18,726 $9.23 $19,201 $10.85 $22,573
Customer Service Representatives $10.69 $22,235 $16.86 $35,072 $19.62 $40,819
Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School N/A $71,232 N/A $81,759 N/A $86,568
Education, Training, & Library Occupations $12.56 $26,128 $23.42 $48,706 $38.49 $80,051
Electricians $16.76 $34,861 $25.51 $53,056 $27.39 $56,971
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education N/A $33,008 N/A $43,511 N/A $50,202
Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants $14.53 $30,227 $20.80 $43,269 $26.41 $54,939
File Clerks $11.00 $22,870 $11.23 $23,364 $14.26 $29,666
Financial Managers $21.30 $44,308 $27.26 $56,692 $44.82 $93,231
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Work $19.16 $39,848 $23.83 $49,557 $30.07 $62,542
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers $9.76 $20,300 $12.15 $25,272 $16.70 $34,726
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers $10.89 $22,649 $11.51 $23,940 $16.30 $33,914
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers $21.53 $44,782 $23.53 $48,940 $26.95 $56,057
First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Worke $12.67 $26,345 $16.76 $34,869 $23.61 $49,103
First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives $32.85 $68,324 $36.38 $75,674 $37.94 $78,920
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers $17.85 $37,133 $26.24 $54,584 $30.59 $63,621
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $11.16 $23,212 $15.75 $32,752 $20.59 $42,833
Food Preparation & Serving-Related Occupations $9.03 $18,776 $9.44 $19,635 $12.09 $25,138
Food Preparation Workers $9.21 $19,163 $9.30 $19,352 $9.66 $20,084
General & Operations Managers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Graphic Designers $17.33 $36,036 $24.08 $50,076 $30.35 $63,127
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations $15.86 $32,982 $25.45 $52,930 $37.91 $78,861
Healthcare Support Occupations $10.03 $20,869 $11.70 $24,339 $14.07 $29,257
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $12.45 $25,903 $15.89 $33,043 $18.08 $37,609
Highway Maintenance Workers $12.67 $26,356 $16.73 $34,797 $19.15 $39,837
Home Health Aides $10.06 $20,929 $11.00 $22,884 $11.85 $24,648
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll & Timekeeping $13.94 $28,991 $17.52 $36,447 $18.75 $39,001
Human Resources Specialists $19.19 $39,924 $25.60 $53,239 $30.87 $64,214
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations $14.23 $29,602 $21.67 $45,075 $26.25 $54,606
Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners $10.31 $21,443 $11.38 $23,672 $16.04 $33,370
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand $10.04 $20,876 $10.80 $22,463 $11.71 $24,364
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers $10.46 $21,755 $16.97 $35,296 $20.43 $42,493
Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers $9.07 $18,874 $10.33 $21,494 $11.41 $23,724
Lawyers $32.81 $68,235 $43.30 $90,073 $56.10 $116,695
Legal Occupations $19.75 $41,090 $37.92 $78,865 $50.68 $105,414
Librarians $8.66 $18,012 $15.67 $32,602 $20.54 $42,730
Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations $18.75 $39,000 $32.53 $67,667 $39.23 $81,598
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers $9.25 $19,241 $9.66 $20,083 $12.19 $25,364
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners $9.12 $18,969 $9.45 $19,663 $14.35 $29,855
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General $18.10 $37,655 $23.35 $48,558 $27.66 $57,536
Management Occupations $15.93 $33,124 $29.93 $62,260 $47.97 $99,777
Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists $20.92 $43,511 $31.75 $66,047 $35.00 $72,809
Medical & Health Services Managers $25.98 $54,040 $41.63 $86,596 $46.53 $96,792
Medical Secretaries $11.06 $23,006 $13.97 $29,059 $15.70 $32,647
Nursing Assistants $9.82 $20,419 $10.89 $22,644 $11.97 $24,907
Office & Administrative Support Occupations $9.74 $20,262 $13.86 $28,838 $18.23 $37,920
Office & Administrative Support Workers, All Other $8.86 $18,434 $11.76 $24,451 $17.73 $36,886
Office Clerks, General $10.03 $20,862 $13.65 $28,388 $17.09 $35,541
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders $10.44 $21,717 $11.41 $23,724 $13.01 $27,067
Paralegals & Legal Assistants N/A N/A $17.01 $35,377 N/A N/A
Personal Care & Service Occupations $8.96 $18,631 $9.34 $19,429 $12.51 $26,025
Pharmacists $54.02 $112,358 $60.60 $126,044 $63.87 $132,854
Pharmacy Technicians $11.27 $23,445 $14.57 $30,307 $16.98 $35,323
Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $13.99 $29,090 $20.39 $42,411 $24.92 $51,831
Postal Service Clerks $13.80 $28,708 $19.13 $39,797 $22.06 $45,891
Postal Service Mail Carriers $17.63 $36,678 $23.78 $49,452 $26.58 $55,286
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $11.91 $24,772 $17.74 $36,894 $19.43 $40,415
Production Occupations $11.56 $24,046 $16.20 $33,689 $20.27 $42,157
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks $11.08 $23,055 $13.76 $28,616 $17.30 $35,993
Protective Service Occupations $8.95 $18,614 $13.91 $28,930 $23.07 $47,995
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, & Farm Products $17.63 $36,678 $23.33 $48,532 $30.19 $62,794
Receptionists & Information Clerks $10.93 $22,732 $13.23 $27,513 $14.66 $30,486
Recreation Workers $9.05 $18,823 $9.65 $20,076 $13.52 $28,117
Registered Nurses $21.08 $43,836 $27.23 $56,628 $33.39 $69,455
Retail Salespersons $8.97 $18,664 $10.59 $22,018 $13.93 $28,979
Sales & Related Occupations $9.57 $19,913 $12.34 $25,669 $21.74 $45,211
Sales Managers $26.99 $56,130 $34.95 $72,687 $39.97 $83,137
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $14.43 $30,012 $25.11 $52,237 $34.62 $72,017
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Except Technical & Scientific Products $13.73 $28,559 $22.88 $47,592 $41.86 $87,072
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, $9.57 $19,915 $13.57 $28,226 $16.15 $33,587
Security Guards N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks $9.32 $19,381 $12.77 $26,557 $15.75 $32,761
Social & Community Service Managers $26.39 $54,899 $36.89 $76,735 $42.54 $88,488
Social & Human Service Assistants $11.56 $24,051 $17.38 $36,157 $20.03 $41,653
Soil & Plant Scientists $29.05 $60,423 $36.88 $76,715 $44.27 $92,076
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School N/A $35,731 N/A $42,866 N/A $47,876
Speech-Language Pathologists $21.19 $44,070 $24.67 $51,320 $29.14 $60,612
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers $9.11 $18,958 $11.27 $23,434 $14.40 $29,947
Teacher Assistants N/A $18,012 N/A $21,823 N/A $28,093
Transportation & Material Moving Occupations $9.36 $19,463 $11.25 $23,398 $15.38 $31,998
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators $14.68 $30,541 $17.56 $36,516 $19.08 $39,690
             

N/A = Wage Data Not Available 

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Occupational Employment Statistics