Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,790
25th Percentile Wage
$47,590
50th Percentile Wage
$61,400
75th Percentile Wage
$81,650
90th Percentile Wage
$102,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,400
-7.52% 9.92%
2016
$66,020
4.77% -
2015
$62,870
2.67% -
2014
$61,190
9.77% -
2013
$55,210
-0.18% -
2012
$55,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of Illinois ranges from $46,490 to $66,330. The highest paying area for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $66,330. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $64,510). The lowest paying area is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $46,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$66,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$64,510
Bloomington-Normal
$58,330
Rockford
$55,800
Danville
$55,540
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$55,100
Champaign-Urbana
$53,740
Decatur
$51,500
Springfield
$50,100
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,840
Peoria
$48,880
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,720
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$47,020
Kankakee-Bradley
$46,490




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