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 again partnered with Newport Group, a national compensation, retirement and benefits consulting firm, to be the third-party administrator for the 2020 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.

Data collection for the 2020 Survey launched the first week of November 2019, 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.  Counties had until January 6, 2020 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.

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 the 2020 questionnaire.  For your convenience, all position descriptors can be reviewed here

Counties that participate in the survey, as well as all UCCI member counties, receive a complimentary print copy of the 2020 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey document to have readily available for reference when needed.  Similar to last year, the 2020 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 2020 Statewide Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey, please contact Elizabeth Endris, Associate Consultant for Newport Group, at 312-488-6726 or email her at


For your review and information, the 2020 Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey and Executive Summary can be accessed below.  UCCI is confident you will find these documents both useful and thought-provoking as you evaluate your county's compensation and benefits programs.

Starting with the 2020 Salary Survey, a new addition to be included within our annual survey document is a summary of participating counties' health and dental insurance.   

The 'Insurance Addendum' to the 2020 Salary Survey can be obtained by contacting the UCCI office. 

Access to the 2020 Salary Survey, as well as the Insurance Addendum, is available  to UCCI member county boards through the links below.

A copy of the 2020 Salary Survey and the Insurance Addendum can be purchased through the UCCI office, using this Printable Order Form.

2020 Salary Survey EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2020 Insurance Addendum

2019 Salary Survey 2019 Executive Summary
2018 Salary Survey 2018 Executive Summary
 2017 Salary Survey 
2016 Salary Survey

 2020 Salary Survey Members Access Only