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These are the 25 lowest-paying jobs in Illinois

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Sep 28, 2016

As a follow-up to the list of the state’s top-earning occupations, the career website Zippia used 2015 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the lowest-paying jobs in Illinois.

Many of the jobs listed below pay minimum wage, which is $8.25 in Illinois and $10.50 in Chicago, depending on whether employees receive tips.

Here are the Top 25 jobs with the lowest average annual salaries in the state. Data on the number of average annual job openings is from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

1. Cooks, Fast Food

  • Average salary: $19,650
  • Employment:…

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