Ottawa Jobs

  • Water Treatment Specialist - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Streator, IL

    As a Water Treatment Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will make sure your fellow Soldiers have clean water and live and work in sanitary conditions. Water Treatment...

    from Army National Guard - 1 day ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Drivers

    USA Truck - Ottawa, IL

    Experienced Driver CDL-A Jobs Recruiters are standing by! 866-541-2012 Can Experienced Drivers grow with USA Truck? Definitely! Welcome to the new USA Truck. Fill out the...

    from USA Truck - 8 days ago
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    Roehl Transport - Ottawa, IL

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    from Roehl Transport, Inc - 10 days ago
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Ottawa, Illinois

Ottawa is a city in north-central Illinois. It is the county seat of LaSalle County, Illinois The county seat of LaSalle County, one of Illinois' largest counties by area, Ottawa is at the heart of corn and soybean farming in North Central Illinois. It is also the site of the Third Appellate District Court for Northern Illinois, and has many historic homes and registered historic landmarks. Recent additions to Ottawa have included renovations to its historic mansion, the Reddick Mansion, and artistic murals throughout the central business district. Several Ottawa businesses have conducted historic renovations of central business properties. Ottawa is known as the scenic gateway to Starved Rock State Park, the most popular state park in Illinois, with some 2 million visitors per year. The Fox River, which flows through communities like Elgin and Aurora empties into the Illinois in downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa-Streator micropolitan area was the tenth-most populous in the United States...more

Ottawa Careers

Among the most common occupations in Ottawa are Sales and office occupations, 25%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 25%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 18%. Approximately 76 percent of workers in Ottawa, Illinois work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Ottawa Industries

The leading industries in Ottawa, Illinois are Educational, health and social services, 17%; Manufacturing, 15%; and Retail trade, 13%. Simply Hired's Ottawa job listings indicate that the following industries in Ottawa are hiring the most workers:

Ottawa Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Ottawa, Illinois is $31,992, and the median income of households in Ottawa was $36,513.

Average Salaries in Ottawa, IL

Ottawa, IL


According to our Ottawa Trends data, the number of Ottawa, Illinois jobs has decreased by 9% since April 2013.
Ottawa job trends

Ottawa Employment Statistics

Population of Ottawa
Total population 18,307
Male 47.73%
Female 52.27%
Median age 38.2
Ottawa Housing
Owner-occupied homes 67.4%
Median cost of a home $87,500
Median mortgage payment $560
Renter-occupied homes 32.6%
Vacant housing 6.5%
Median monthly rent $490
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $41,943
Median for all female full-time $22,041
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 10%
$100,000 to $149,999 5%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 38%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 24%
Currently married 54%
Separated 1%
Widowed 10%
Divorced 11%
White 97%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Ottawa Commute
Carpool 9.8%
Public transportation 0.9%
Average travel time 21 minutes