Ottawa Jobs

  • Class A CDL Truck Drivers, Money Isn’t All You’ve Earned. Respect is Too

    McLeod Express - Ottawa, IL

    Hitting the road hard, clocking up miles, making good money, these are all important. But there’s nothing like home. Here at McLeod, we’re a family-owned company. We know the...

    from McLeod Express - 6 days ago
  • Operating Room Registered Nurse

    Medstaff Healthcare Solutions - Ottawa, IL

    MedStaff has an opportunity in Ottawa, IL for a Operating Room Travel Nurse. For over 21 years, MedStaff has been placing travel nurses and healthcare professionals across the...

    from MedStaff Healthcare Solutions - 9 days ago
  • Truck Driver - Class A CDL Driver 1-855-876-6080 (OTTAWA)

    Knight Refrigerated - Ottawa, IL

    Talk with a recruiter now855-876-6080Class A CDL Company Truck Driver JobsBattling to the death for ModernEquipment is not required hereAt Knight Refrigerated, our Class A CDL...

    from Knight Refrigerated - 5 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 increased by 17% since October 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