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Financial Analysts in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Financial Analyst?

6.9% Jobs Projection
$79,310 Median Salary
1,310 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Financial Analysts in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Financial Analysts in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Financial Analysts Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 14,810 workers employed as Financial Analysts in this state in 2018.

There were 14,350 Financial Analysts employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 460 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Financial Analysts in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,900 Financial Analysts working in it, which means Illinois has more Financial Analysts than average.

Financial Analysts in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Financial Analysts in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.8%.

Job Projections for Financial Analysts: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,310 annual Financial Analysts job openings in Illinois, and 15,130 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 29,000 annual jobs and 328,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Financial Analysts Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Financial Analysts ranged from $52,210 to $134,270 with $79,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.1 to $64.55. The median hourly rate was $38.13.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $37.53 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.60.

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

Financial Analysts Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Financial Analysts

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Financial Analysts.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,180 $80,500
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,950 $82,840
Peoria, IL 210 $79,910
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 200 $79,690
Springfield, IL 120 $64,250
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 $79,920
Rockford, IL 100 $63,930

Top States for Financial Analysts Employment

View the list below to see where most Financial Analysts work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 53,250 $107,160
California 37,900 $95,680
Texas 26,850 $83,060
Illinois 14,810 $79,310
Massachusetts 13,400 $87,060
Florida 13,400 $69,060
Pennsylvania 11,980 $82,010
New Jersey 10,560 $94,070
Ohio 9,260 $71,920
North Carolina 8,930 $80,740
Virginia 8,550 $86,550
Georgia 7,400 $75,230
Washington 6,480 $80,300
Minnesota 6,320 $85,940
Connecticut 6,240 $92,470
Michigan 6,090 $78,490
Maryland 5,640 $81,300
Arizona 5,330 $74,200
Tennessee 4,510 $69,130
Missouri 4,280 $81,990

Below are the states where Financial Analysts get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $107,160
California $95,680
New Jersey $94,070
Connecticut $92,470
District of Columbia $91,390
Colorado $90,060
Massachusetts $87,060
Virginia $86,550
Montana $86,520
Minnesota $85,940

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total
Personal Financial Advisors 8,940
Insurance Underwriters 5,780


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