Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary english language and literature 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,340
25th Percentile Wage
$51,190
50th Percentile Wage
$70,100
75th Percentile Wage
$99,610
90th Percentile Wage
$131,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,1003.04%31.07%
201567,97019.60%-
201454,650-3.84%-
201356,75014.85%-
201248,320--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $52,050 to $73,620. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in Illinois is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,620. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Champaign-Urbana (mean annual salary $70,610). The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $52,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,620
Champaign-Urbana
$70,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$65,460
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,510
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,490
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$52,050


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