Springfield Jobs

  • Army Bandperson - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Springfield, IL

    Set the tone for your music career by serving part-time as a member of the Army National Guard band. Army National Guard musicians perform in a variety of environments, ranging...

    from Army National Guard - 7 hours ago
  • Truck Driver - Team Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Springfield, IL

    C.R. England is now hiring Team Truck Drivers for our Dedicated Division As a Dedicated Team, you will carry freight for one customer, and one customer only. Dedicated Team...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Truck Driver Recent Graduates $1500 Sign On Bonus!

    CRST Van Expedited - Springfield, IL

    LARGEST PAY INCREASE EVER FOR CRST EXPEDITED Now offering limited time $1,500 Sign-On Bonus Call for details! We’re looking for you. Now hiring recent grad truck drivers and...

    from CRST Van Expedited - 55 minutes ago
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Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. As reported in the 2000 U.S. Census, the city was home to 111,454 people. The land on which Springfield is today was first settled in the late 1810s, around the time Illinois became a state. The city was originally called "Calhoun" after Vice President John C. Calhoun; as public sentiment turned against Calhoun the city was renamed Springfield. Abraham Lincoln is one of the city's most important and prominent past residents, he moved to the area in 1831 and lived in Springfield itself from 1837 until 1861. Former U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant also lived briefly in Springfield in 1861. In 1908 a large race riot erupted in the city which culminated with the lynching of two African American residents. Springfield is known for its food and as a home to such performing arts as ballet, jazz and a carillon festival, which happens annually. Common tourist attractions include a...more

Springfield Economy

Many of the jobs in the city center around state government, headquartered in Springfield. As of 2002, the State of Illinois is both the city and county's largest employer, employing 17,000 people across Sangamon County. According to estimates from the "Living Wage Calculator," maintained by Pennsylvania State University, the living wage for the city of Springfield is $6.50 per hour for one adult. According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics the Civilian Labor force dropped from 116,500 in September 2006 to 113,400 in February of 2007. In addition, the unemployment rate rose during the same time period from 3.8% to 5.1%.

Springfield Careers

Among the most common occupations in Springfield are Management, professional, and related occupations, 37%; Sales and office occupations, 29%; and Service occupations, 16%. Approximately 62 percent of workers in Springfield, Illinois work for companies, 27 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Springfield Industries

The leading industries in Springfield, Illinois are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 22%; Public administration, 17%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Springfield job listings indicate that the following industries in Springfield are hiring the most workers:

Springfield Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Springfield, Illinois is $38,840, and the median income of households in Springfield was $43,054.

Average Salaries in Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL


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

Springfield Employment Statistics

Population of Springfield
Total population 110,262
Male 47.44%
Female 52.56%
Median age 37.0
Springfield Housing
Owner-occupied homes 64.7%
Median cost of a home $102,200
Median mortgage payment $654
Renter-occupied homes 35.3%
Vacant housing 11.8%
Median monthly rent $526
Average Income
Median for all workers $27,116
Median for all male full-time $41,640
Median for all female full-time $36,040
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 11%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 8%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 2%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6%
High school graduate 30%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 8%
Bachelor's degree 19%
Graduate degree 12%
Marital Status
Never married 31%
Currently married 45%
Separated 2%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 15%
White 82%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 2%
Other 1%
Springfield Commute
Carpool 7.8%
Public transportation 1.6%
Average travel time 17 minutes