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Electrical Engineers in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as an Electrical Engineer? Read this first!

8.3% Jobs Projection
$92,570 Median Salary
410 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Electrical Engineers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Electrical Engineers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 4,860 workers employed as Electrical Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,130 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

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


The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means Illinois has more Electrical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 410 annual job openings, and 5,970 total jobs in 2026 for Electrical Engineers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $57,780 to $132,360 with $92,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.78 to $63.63. The median hourly rate was $44.51.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $42.9 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.61.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Electrical Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electrical Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,960 $93,330
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,230 $100,700
Rockford, IL 200 $72,420
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 180 $74,870
Carbondale-Marion, IL 40 $72,490

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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