Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers among Illinois areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,830
25th Percentile Wage
$45,560
50th Percentile Wage
$69,010
75th Percentile Wage
$96,530
90th Percentile Wage
$127,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,010
-11.01% 20.74%
2016
$76,610
4.35% -
2015
$73,280
14.56% -
2014
$62,610
1.71% -
2013
$61,540
11.11% -
2012
$54,700
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $37,190 to $78,340. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $78,340. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $76,650). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$78,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$76,650
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$65,560
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,360
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$43,750
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$37,190




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