Statewide Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey

Latest Published Version 2018


A survey of salaries and fringe benefits of elected officials and public employees is conducted by United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI) on an annual basis. This survey is designed to assist county officials in the preparation of annual budgets, negotiation of labor contracts and similar personnel related tasks. 

The survey is broken into three sections …

  • County Statistics … population and budgetary data
  • Salary Schedules of elected officials and county employees
  • Fringe Benefits received by specific employee groups

Distribution of the final Salary Survey is the early part of March each year.

Participation in this survey is open to all 102 counties located within the State of Illinois.

2018 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey

On March 1st, a complimentary copy of the 2018 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey was mailed to both the County Board Chairman/Commissioner and the individual completing the online survey questionnaire of those 63 Illinois counties that participated in this year's survey, as well as to the Chairmen of all UCCI member counties.

2018 was the first year UCCI engaged Newport Group, a national compensation, retirement and benefits consulting firm, to be the third-party administrator for our annual survey ... a survey which is designed to reveal key trends across a full range of compensation, health and welfare benefits programs.

The data which comprises this report was gathered from counties across the state of Illinois, then compiled and analyzed by Newport Group's compensation consultants in an Executive Summary, along with all information within the full report.

For your review and information, you can access a copy of the 2018 Executive Summary below.  UCCI is confident you will find it both useful and thought-provoking as you evaluate your county's compensation and benefits programs.

Access to the 2018 full report is also available below to member counties.  A copy of the full report can be purchased through the UCCI office, using the order form below.

Printable Order Form


 2018 Salary Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 2017 Salary Survey 
2016 Salary Survey


UCCI will again partner with Newport Group for the 2019 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey.

Data collection with begin in the fall of 2018, at which time an email invitation to participate will be sent, by Newport Group, to all 102 counties in Illinois, providing all the details, as well as a link to the online salary survey questionnaire.

Again, the distribution date for the final Salary Survey is planned for the early part of March 2019.  Please note, to ensure a county's information is included in the final survey document, questionnaires must be submitted no later than the deadline date which will appear in the email invitation.

This annual Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey has been found to be a valuable and accurate resource to counties across the state during their budgeting process and collective bargaining negotiations.  Over 60 surveyed positions will again be included in the 2019 questionnaire.  For your convenience, all position descriptors can be reviewed here.

Counties that participate in the survey, as well as all UCCI member counties, will receive a complimentary print copy of the 2019 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey document to have readily available for reference when needed.  Similar to this year, the 2019 Executive Summary and the full report will also be posted on this website.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information about the 2019 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact Nicole Roach, Senior Associate Consultant for Newport Group, at 309-736-6939 or email her at