Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education 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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,860
25th Percentile Wage
$45,020
50th Percentile Wage
$58,820
75th Percentile Wage
$79,280
90th Percentile Wage
$96,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,820
3.76% 4.42%
2016
$56,610
2.28% -
2015
$55,320
1.25% -
2014
$54,630
2.47% -
2013
$53,280
-5.52% -
2012
$56,220
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of Illinois ranges from $43,280 to $79,150. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $79,150. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $63,190). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $43,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$79,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$63,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$62,010
Bloomington-Normal
$54,920
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,520
Springfield
$53,900
Kankakee-Bradley
$52,460
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,650
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,280
Champaign-Urbana
$45,960
Peoria
$45,410
Danville
$45,380
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,080
Decatur
$43,280




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