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STATE OF MANUFACTURING – Illinois Manufacturing

by Joe Jackson

Marketing & Events Assistant, PMPA

Published February 1, 2023

Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing is a subsector of manufacturing that makes critical goods from metal components.

Precision Turned Products Manufacturing is a subsector of fabricated metal product manufacturing that makes the components that MAKE IT WORK!


Annual Economic Output

Illinois Manufacturing
NAICS 31-33

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
NACIS 332721


  • 12.05% of the Illinois total output (GDP)
  • 15,803 manufacturing establishments in the state of Illinois.
  • Jobs: 10.1% of the all Illinois employees are in the manufacturing sector. (550,000 employees)
  • Illinois manufactured goods exports were valued at $886 Billion.
  • Employment Multiplier effect: 10 jobs created in manufacturing = 27 jobs


Manufacturing is among the largest contributors to Illinois’ economic output and employment.

  • Manufacturing is Illinois’ largest industry.
  • Manufacturing is the Illinois’ largest GDP producer.
  • Manufacturing is the source of Illinois’ largest exports.
  • Fabricated Metal Manufacturing is a major source of growth in the Illinois’ manufacturing sector.


These facts show that manufacturing is a great place for a career in Illinois.

  • Manufacturing jobs pay on average 11.7% over the average jobs in Illinois with an average salary of $79,409 per year.

Sources:,, Illinois Dept. of Employment Security,, Illinois Manufacturing Association, U.S. Census

Data selected to show relative values. May not be directly comparable due to differences in sampling, analysis, or date obtained.


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Joe Jackson

Marketing & Events Assistant, PMPA

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