Statewide Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey

Latest Published Version 2020


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 is again partnering with Newport Group, a national compensation, retirement and benefits consulting firm, to be the third-party administrator for the 2021 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.

Started with last year's annual survey document, the 2021 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 65 surveyed positions are again included in the 2021 questionnaire.  For your convenience, all position descriptors can be reviewed here

Data collection for the 2021 Survey launched on October 16, 2020, 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 have until Friday, December 11, 2020, to complete the survey questionnaire.  The data submitted by counties from across the State of Illinois will then be compiled and analyzed by Newport Group's compensation consultants in an Executive Summary, along with all information within the full report.

Counties that participate in the survey, as well as all UCCI member counties, receive a complimentary print copy of the 2021 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey document to have readily available for reference when needed.  Similar to last year, the 2021 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 2021 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact Elizabeth Endris, Associate Consultant for Newport Group, at 312-488-6726 or email her at


Access to the 2021 Salary Survey will be available to UCCI member county boards through links below when released in March 2021.

A printed copy of the 2021 Salary Survey will also be available for purchase at that time 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.

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

 2021 Salary Survey Members Access Only