Wage Rates

  ENTRY MEDIAN EXPERIENCED
OCCUPATIONAL TITLE  Hourly Hourly Hourly
Accountants & Auditors $16.92 $21.09 $26.03
Administrative Services Managers $22.31 $30.79 $44.04
Architecture & Engineering Occupations $24.98 $32.37 $41.33
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations $10.55 $14.76 $24.18
Assemblers & fabricators, all other, including team assemblers $12.69 $14.55 $16.72
Bartenders $9.39 $10.12 $12.58
Bill & Account Collectors $10.99 $12.65 $14.67
Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators $9.26 $10.84 $13.12
Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks $10.57 $15.12 $19.35
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations $9.19 $11.65 $17.25
Business & Financial Operations Occupations $17.17 $25.43 $31.79
Business Operations Specialists, All Other $16.79 $22.94 $32.59
Buyers & Purchasing Agents $17.95 $24.25 $31.84
Cashiers $9.45 $10.60 $11.89
Chief Executives $9.21 $9.69 $64.39
Child, Family, & School Social Workers $16.11 $18.72 $23.46
Childcare Workers $8.69 $8.87 $9.13
Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists $31.25 $34.74 $34.94
Community & Social Services Occupations $14.65 $22.43 $26.97
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health  &  Safety N/A N/A N/A
Computer & Mathematical Occupations $18.26 $24.84 $30.37
Computer User Support Specialists $17.55 $24.10 $27.93
Construction & Extraction Occupations $14.52 $22.89 $28.22
Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria $8.91 $9.63 $11.70
Counter & Rental Clerks $8.67 $9.02 $12.55
Court, Municipal, & License Clerks $9.24 $9.37 $11.09
Customer Service Representatives $11.61 $17.63 $20.51
Dietetic Technicians N/A N/A N/A
Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School N/A N/A N/A
Education, Training, & Library Occupations $12.52 $23.52 $38.50
Electricians $17.53 $26.31 $28.28
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education N/A N/A N/A
Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants $14.57 $20.46 $26.33
Family & General Practitioners N/A N/A N/A
Financial Managers $21.13 $32.14 $50.93
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades & Extraction Work $17.96 $21.18 $22.53
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation & Serving Workers $10.04 $15.82 $17.47
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers $20.59 $24.39 $28.22
First-Line Supervisors of Office & Administrative Support Workers $12.81 $16.27 $21.43
First-Line Supervisors of Police & Detectives $31.52 $35.67 $37.85
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers $17.86 $25.87 $29.33
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers $11.74 $15.16 $19.51
Food Preparation & Serving-Related Occupations $9.21 $9.80 $13.45
Food Preparation Workers $9.37 $10.02 $11.47
General & Operations Managers $16.52 $28.53 $43.18
Graphic Designers $17.61 $31.59 $32.57
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations $15.82 $25.91 $39.89
Healthcare Support Occupations $10.31 $12.07 $14.80
Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $12.83 $16.02 $18.45
Highway Maintenance Workers $12.94 $14.37 $18.82
Human Resources Specialists $19.59 $24.73 $30.46
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers $20.67 $41.31 $42.70
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations $12.01 $20.56 $24.01
Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners $8.93 $12.31 $16.90
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand $10.29 $11.19 $12.88
Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers $10.15 $17.23 $20.21
Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers $9.20 $9.37 $11.20
Legal Occupations $20.09 $39.09 $52.16
Librarians $8.92 $15.75 $20.99
Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses $17.11 $21.58 $24.04
Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations $24.87 $33.93 $35.89
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers $9.50 $11.21 $13.43
Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners $9.35 $9.77 $15.61
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General $11.04 $20.87 $24.35
Management Occupations $17.07 $30.00 $44.60
Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists $21.89 $33.18 $36.58
Medical & Health Services Managers $25.64 $42.85 $47.93
Medical Secretaries $11.09 $13.92 $15.75
Nurse Practitioners $38.91 $46.56 $48.88
Nursing Assistants $10.03 $11.08 $12.26
Office & Administrative Support Occupations $9.87 $14.11 $18.35
Office & Administrative Support Workers, All Other $9.53 $11.09 $16.18
Office Clerks, General $9.93 $13.67 $17.56
Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators $18.62 $23.39 $30.70
Paralegals & Legal Assistants $16.38 $17.31 $17.35
Personal Care & Service Occupations $8.87 $9.46 $12.13
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators, Vegetation N/A N/A N/A
Pharmacists $54.58 $70.01 $103.96
Pharmacy Technicians $10.49 $11.43 $15.08
Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $13.60 $17.54 $22.83
Postal Service Clerks $16.62 $20.27 N/A
Postal Service Mail Carriers $17.36 $24.15 N/A
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $8.67 $12.49 $16.64
Production Occupations $12.42 $16.77 $20.95
Production Workers, All Other $12.95 $16.47 $18.48
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks $16.66 $18.72 $22.66
Protective Service Occupations $9.09 $12.38 $21.27
Receptionists & Information Clerks $9.72 $13.48 $14.99
Recreation Workers $8.95 $10.82 $14.93
Recreational Therapists N/A N/A N/A
Registered Nurses $21.26 $27.60 $30.87
Retail Salespersons $8.96 $10.42 $14.24
Sales & Related Occupations $9.39 $11.22 $17.53
Sales Managers $27.70 $36.11 $41.02
Sales Representative, Wholesale & Manufacturing  $12.97 $18.22 $25.99
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical $9.86 $13.17 $16.06
Security Guards $9.29 $9.58 $18.23
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers N/A N/A N/A
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks $12.39 $15.94 $18.20
Social & Human Service Assistants $15.97 $23.34 $27.77
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School N/A N/A N/A
Speech-Language Pathologists $21.64 $25.22 $29.79
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers $9.87 $13.48 $18.11
Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, & mental health counselors $21.77 $24.27 $34.55
Teacher Assistants N/A N/A N/A
Transportation & Material Moving Occupations $10.25 $12.61 $17.20
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant & System Operators $13.12 $14.86 $18.95
       

N/A = Wage Data Not Available 

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Occupational Employment Statistics