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Chief Executives in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Chief Executive?

-7% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
1,270 Job Openings

While jobs for Chief Executives in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Chief Executives in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Chief Executives in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in Illinois?

9,650 people worked as Chief Executives in 2018 in this state.

There were 13,920 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 4,270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chief Executives in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means Illinois has more Chief Executives than average.

Chief Executives in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are declining at a rate of 7.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.9%.

Job Projections for Chief Executives: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,270 annual job openings, and 19,470 total jobs in 2026 for Chief Executives in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $94,990 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $45.67 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $96.92 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $3.08.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Chief Executives Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,900 $208,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,200 $181,790
Rockford, IL 250 $177,460
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 190 $173,800
Peoria, IL 190 $208,000
Springfield, IL 130 $161,300
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 $176,630
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 70 $92,350
Carbondale-Marion, IL 70 $140,630
Decatur, IL 40 $199,690
Kankakee, IL 40 $148,830

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

The table below shows the states where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000


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