Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary biological science teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary biological science teachers among Illinois metropolitan 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 Biological Science Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,180
25th Percentile Wage
$50,200
50th Percentile Wage
$73,970
75th Percentile Wage
$102,210
90th Percentile Wage
$133,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary biological science teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary biological science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,970
-1.64% 32.66%
2016
$75,180
-4.43% -
2015
$78,510
18.05% -
2014
$64,340
-3.31% -
2013
$66,470
25.06% -
2012
$49,810
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $31,510 to $88,080. The highest paying area for postsecondary biological science teachers in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,080. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $74,750). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$88,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$74,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$74,420
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$63,850
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,880
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$31,510




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