Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers 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 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,530
25th Percentile Wage
$54,820
50th Percentile Wage
$72,700
75th Percentile Wage
$93,530
90th Percentile Wage
$123,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,700
1.58% 13.47%
2016
$71,550
5.05% -
2015
$67,940
17.93% -
2014
$55,760
-16.50% -
2013
$64,960
3.16% -
2012
$62,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $63,630 to $75,340. The highest paying area for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $75,340. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $74,910). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$75,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$74,910
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$63,630




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