Engineers in Illinois
Want to work in Illinois as an Engineer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in Illinois is growing slower than average.
Engineers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in Illinois?
In Illinois, there were 4,000 people working as Engineers in the year 2018.
There were 4,350 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 350 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Illinois has more Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 340 annual job openings, and 5,160 total jobs in 2026 for Engineers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Engineers Make in Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $45,670 to $134,860 with $84,550 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.96 to $64.84. The median hourly rate was $40.65.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.65 an hour in 2017.
Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||730||$79,000|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||460||$83,340|
Top States for Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
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