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Social and Human Service Assistants in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Social and Human Service Assistant? Read this first!

6.6% Jobs Projection
$29,950 Median Salary
1,650 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Social and Human Service Assistants in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Social and Human Service Assistants in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Social and Human Service Assistants Work in Illinois?

In Illinois, there were 13,080 people working as Social and Human Service Assistants in the year 2018.

There were 11,340 Social and Human Service Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,740 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Social and Human Service Assistants in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,980 Social and Human Service Assistants working in it, which means Illinois has more Social and Human Service Assistants than average.

Social and Human Service Assistants in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 6.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.4%.

Job Projections for Social and Human Service Assistants: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,650 annual job openings, and 13,880 total jobs in 2026 for Social and Human Service Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 55,400 annual jobs and 453,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Social and Human Service Assistants Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Social and Human Service Assistants ranged from $20,820 to $49,490 with $29,950 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.01 to $23.79. The median hourly rate was $14.4.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.23 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.17.

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

Social and Human Service Assistants Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Social and Human Service Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Social and Human Service Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,150 $30,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,580 $31,550
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 460 $26,960
Rockford, IL 410 $29,040
Peoria, IL 280 $28,060
Springfield, IL 270 $25,000
Bloomington, IL 120 $31,110
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 $33,730
Kankakee, IL 120 $38,310
Carbondale-Marion, IL 80 $23,820
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 60 $19,870
Decatur, IL 60 $29,130
Danville, IL 40 $26,820

Top States for Social and Human Service Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Social and Human Service Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 50,600 $39,980
New York 37,340 $35,020
New Jersey 27,220 $34,960
Texas 19,970 $35,360
Pennsylvania 18,480 $33,900
Massachusetts 15,230 $30,660
Ohio 15,210 $32,340
Minnesota 15,000 $34,870
Illinois 13,080 $29,950
Wisconsin 10,450 $34,780
Michigan 10,240 $29,010
Florida 10,110 $31,630
Connecticut 8,300 $38,180
Washington 8,090 $37,960
Maryland 8,080 $33,100
Georgia 8,070 $27,530
North Carolina 7,930 $29,220
Arizona 7,560 $31,130
Virginia 7,250 $30,900
Oregon 6,630 $37,340

Below are the states where Social and Human Service Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $43,250
California $39,980
Alaska $38,260
Connecticut $38,180
Washington $37,960
Oregon $37,340
Hawaii $35,680
Nevada $35,550
North Dakota $35,440
Texas $35,360

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