Illinois General Schedule Payscales
Federal employees in Illinois are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the four General Schedule localities that cover Illinois in which they work. Localities that cover parts of Illinois include Chicago, Davenport, Saint Louis and Rest of U.S..
This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within Illinois where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.
|City / Base||Locality Type||Federal Employee Count †||GS Locality Name||Locality Adjustment|
† Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).
Illinois Federal Employment Statistics
This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in Illinois, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in Illinois.
Common Occupations in Illinois
|Occupation||Number Employed||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Social Insurance Administration||736||$86,864.00||$241.00|
|Medical Support Assistance||519||$43,538.00||$60.00|
|Information Technology Management||387||$107,939.00||$90.00|
|General Legal And Kindred Administration||327||$60,430.00||$202.00|
|Health Aid And Technician||283||$45,696.00||$72.00|
|General Physical Science||202||$112,284.00||$1,254.00|
|Railroad Retirement Claims Examining||173||$75,349.00||$1.00|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||147||$116,108.00||$1,396.00|
|General Health Science||146||$82,618.00||$23.00|
|Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant||113||$26,075.00||$0.00|
|Miscellaneous Administration And Program||112||$107,504.00||$89.00|
|Health Insurance Administration||107||$104,057.00||$277.00|
|Veterans Claims Examining||101||$79,788.00||$125.00|
This table lists the top 21 occupations held by the approximately 4,960 federal employees working in Illinois, Illinois, as well as average yearly compensation for Illinois based federal employees of that occupation.
Federal Agencies in Illinois
|Agency||Illinois Employees||Avg. Salary||Avg. Bonus|
|Veterans Health Administration||1,734||$61,134.00||$50.00|
|Social Security Administration||1,610||$77,753.00||$207.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||505||$111,238.00||$1,264.00|
|Railroad Retirement Board||390||$97,417.00||$40.00|
|Dep Asst Sec For Info And Technology||282||$106,479.00||$150.00|
|Dep Asst Sec For Acquis And Logistics||118||$91,143.00||$0.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||113||$26,075.00||$0.00|
|Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services||107||$104,057.00||$277.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||101||$79,788.00||$125.00|
There are nine Federal agencies with a significant workforce in Illinois. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.
There are approximately 4,960 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within Illinois. The average federal employee in Illinois earns $76,968 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $218.
Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in Illinois is Social Insurance Administration. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in Illinois is the Veterans Health Administration, which has total of 1,734 employees in the area.
The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in Illinois by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.