Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool and childcare center education administrators in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool and childcare center education administrators amongst 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 Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,000
25th Percentile Wage
$38,020
50th Percentile Wage
$49,960
75th Percentile Wage
$78,890
90th Percentile Wage
$118,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,960
4.70% 8.57%
2016
$47,610
1.26% -
2015
$47,010
1.72% -
2014
$46,200
-2.71% -
2013
$47,450
3.73% -
2012
$45,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in state of Illinois ranges from $28,230 to $60,270. The highest paying area for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Illinois is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,270. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $57,870). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$60,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$57,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$55,000
Bloomington-Normal
$52,890
Springfield
$48,860
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,870
Rockford
$44,740
Decatur
$37,070
Champaign-Urbana
$35,700
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$35,210
Peoria
$34,940
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,230




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