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 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 English Language and Literature Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,650
25th Percentile Wage
$46,290
50th Percentile Wage
$66,200
75th Percentile Wage
$92,590
90th Percentile Wage
$129,180

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 $129,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,200
-5.89% 27.01%
2016
$70,100
3.04% -
2015
$67,970
19.60% -
2014
$54,650
-3.84% -
2013
$56,750
14.85% -
2012
$48,320
- -

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 $50,600 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 Springfield with a median annual salary of $50,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$73,620
Champaign-Urbana
$70,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$65,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$62,730
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,300
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,410
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,390
Springfield
$50,600




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