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Illinois Salary Guide

  • Accountants (Wages $71,470)
  • Accountants and Auditors (Wages $71,470)
  • Actors (Wages N/A)
  • Actuaries (Wages $98,810)
  • Acupuncturists (Wages $64,100)
  • Acute Care Nurses (Wages $72,250)
  • Adapted Physical Education Specialists (Wages $49,880)
  • Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders (Wages $30,100)
  • Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers (Wages $83,770)
  • Administrative Services Managers (Wages $89,840)

Illinois Salary Guide

We found 1051 careers in Illinois.

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What Are The Highest Paying Careers In Illinois?

These are the highest paying jobs / occupations in Illinois.
  • Chief Executives
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

What Are The Highest Paying Careers In Illinois?

These are the highest paying jobs / occupations in Illinois.

We found 749 growing occupations in Illinois.

Career
Hourly
Annual
Typical Education
$100.00+
$208,000+
Bachelor's degree
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree

What Are The Fastest Growing Careers In Illinois?

These are the fastest growing careers / occupations in Illinois .
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Statisticians
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Software Developers, Applications

What Are The Fastest Growing Careers In Illinois?

These are the fastest growing careers / occupations in Illinois .

We found 545 growing occupations in Illinois.

Career
2016
2026
Percent Change
Typical Education
7,910
10,940
38%
Master's degree
1,350
1,770
32%
Master's degree
1,730
2,220
28%
High school diploma or equivalent
6,660
8,530
28%
Bachelor's degree
26,930
34,570
28%
Bachelor's degree

What Careers Have Declining Employment In Illinois?

These are the occupations expected to have the largest declining employment rate in Illinois over a 10-year period.
  • Respiratory Therapy Technicians
  • Word Processors and Typists
  • Parking Enforcement Workers
  • Telephone Operators
  • Computer Operators

What Careers Have Declining Employment In Illinois?

These are the occupations expected to have the largest declining employment rate in Illinois over a 10-year period.

We found 172 growing occupations in Illinois.

Career
2016
2026
Percent Change
Typical Education
500
200
-59%
Associate's degree
600
400
-36%
High school diploma or equivalent
600
400
-35%
High school diploma or equivalent
600
400
-27%
High school diploma or equivalent
2,000
1,500
-25%
High school diploma or equivalent

What Careers Have The Largest Employment In Illinois

These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of employment in Illinois over a 10-year period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings.
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • Office Clerks, General
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Cashiers

What Careers Have The Largest Employment In Illinois

These are the occupations expected to have the largest rate of employment in Illinois over a 10-year period. This does not mean these are the occupations with the most openings.

We found 717 growing occupations in Illinois.

Career
2016 Employment
Typical Education
187,400
No formal educational credential
148,680
No formal educational credential
145,150
High school diploma or equivalent
128,780
No formal educational credential

What Careers Have The Most Openings In Illinois?

These are the occupations expected to have the most openings in Illinois over a 10-year period.
  • Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Cashiers
  • Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  • Waiters and Waitresses

What Careers Have The Most Openings In Illinois?

These are the occupations expected to have the most openings in Illinois over a 10-year period.

We found 710 growing occupations in Illinois.

Career
2016 Employment
Projected Annual Job Openings
Typical Education
140,200
31,330
No formal educational credential
187,400
27,710
No formal educational credential
128,780
23,660
No formal educational credential
148,680
22,720
No formal educational credential
92,190
19,440
No formal educational credential

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