Statewide Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey

Latest Published Version 2021


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.

Access to UCCI Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey/Executive Summary documents can be found below. 


UCCI continues to partner with Newport Group, a national compensation, retirement and benefits consulting firm, to be the third-party administrator for the 2022 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey ... a survey which is designed to reveal key trends across a full range of compensation, health and welfare benefits programs.

The 2022 Salary Survey will again include a summary of participating counties' health and dental insurance.

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. Approximately 80 surveyed positions are included in the 2022 questionnaire.  For your convenience, all position descriptors can be reviewed here

Data collection for the 2022 Survey will launch the middle of October 2021, 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 secure link to the online salary survey questionnaire.  Counties will have until January 2022, to complete the survey questionnaire.  The data submitted by counties from across the State of Illinois has now been compiled and analyzed by Newport Group's compensation consultants in an Executive Summary, along with all information within the full report.

Counties that participated in the survey, as well as all UCCI member counties, received a complimentary print copy of the 2022 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey document to have readily available for reference when needed. Member counties can contact the UCCI office and request an electronic version of the Executive Summary and/or the full report.

Links to the 2021 Executive Summary and the full Survey Report can be found below.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information about the 2022 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact Elizabeth Endris, Associate Consultant for Newport Group, at 312-488-6726 or email her at


The 2021 Salary Survey Executive Summary is available at the link below.  UCCI member county board chairs will be able to access the 2022 Salary Survey report through the members access link below when it is available.

A printed copy of the 2021 Salary Survey is available for purchase through the UCCI office, using this Printable Order Form.

UCCI is confident you will find our annual survey documents both useful and thought-provoking as you evaluate your county's compensation and benefits programs.

2021 Salary Survey 2021 Executive Summary

2020 Salary Survey 2020 Executive Summary
2020 Insurance Addendum
2019 Salary Survey 2019 Executive Summary
2018 Salary Survey 2018 Executive Summary
 2017 Salary Survey 
2016 Salary Survey

 2022 Salary Survey Members Access Only