Science Technicians in Illinois
Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Science Technician?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Science Technicians in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Science Technicians in Illinois is growing faster than average.
Science Technicians in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Science Technicians Work in Illinois?
In Illinois, there were 3,480 people working as Science Technicians in the year 2018.
There were 3,410 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Illinois has more Science Technicians than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 440 annual job openings, and 3,760 total jobs in 2026 for Science Technicians in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Science Technicians Make in Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $32,480 to $75,640 with $48,420 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.61 to $36.37. The median hourly rate was $23.28.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.52 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.24.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Science Technicians
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Science Technicians.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||1,210||$46,810|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||150||$45,780|
Top States for Science Technicians Employment
View the list below to see where most Science Technicians work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$56,230|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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