Statewide Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey

Latest Published Version 2017


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.


Member Electronic Access here.


To make filling out this year's Salary Survey Questionnaire easier and faster for you, UCCI has partnered with Newport Group to create an all new, user-friendly Survey Questionnaire that can be completed online.

November 10, 2017 marked the beginning of our data collection for the 2018 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, with an email invitation to participate being 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.

In light of the 2018 scheduled elections, the distribution date for the final Salary Survey is planned for the early part of March 2018.  Please note, to ensure a county's information is included in the final survey document, questionnaires should be completed no later than Friday, January 5, 2018.

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 are again included in this year's questionnaire.  For your convenience, all position descriptors can be reviewed here.

Counties that participate in the survey will receive a complimentary print copy of the 2018 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey document to have readily available for reference when needed.  The final 2018 Salary Survey will also be posted on this website.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information about the 2018 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact Nicole Roach, Senior Associate Consultant for Newport Group, at 309-736-6939 or email her at

UCCI appreciates, and thanks you in advance, for your participation in this year's survey.