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Biomedical Engineers in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Biomedical Engineer?

$98,050 Median Salary
30 Job Openings
  • Biomedical Engineers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Biomedical Engineers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 1,500 workers employed as Biomedical Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 1,330 Biomedical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Biomedical Engineers in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 215 Biomedical Engineers working in it, which means Illinois has more Biomedical Engineers than average.

Biomedical Engineers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Biomedical Engineers in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 7.0%.

Job Projections for Biomedical Engineers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 30 annual Biomedical Engineers job openings in Illinois, and 370 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,600 annual jobs and 22,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Biomedical Engineers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Biomedical Engineers ranged from $61,480 to $131,490 with $98,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.56 to $63.21. The median hourly rate was $47.14.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.73 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.59.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Biomedical Engineers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Biomedical Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Biomedical Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,480 $98,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 $66,940

Top States for Biomedical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Biomedical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,530 $96,590
Massachusetts 2,020 $94,640
Illinois 1,500 $98,050
Pennsylvania 1,340 $76,440
Minnesota 1,250 $111,860
Texas 900 $95,380
Maryland 670 $100,170
Ohio 640 $79,250
Utah 590 $69,810
Colorado 570 $95,840
Indiana 570 $82,560
Florida 530 $72,330
Washington 480 $84,530
New York 440 $89,610
Tennessee 440 $62,890
Michigan 360 $76,440
North Carolina 350 $87,320
Georgia 220 $78,520
New Jersey 210 $91,230
Wisconsin 210 $69,330

Below are the states where Biomedical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Minnesota $111,860
Connecticut $101,920
Maryland $100,170
Illinois $98,050
Arizona $97,120
Nevada $96,980
California $96,590
Colorado $95,840
Texas $95,380
Massachusetts $94,640

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