Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool 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 preschool teachers, except special education amongst Illinois cities 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,740
25th Percentile Wage
$22,930
50th Percentile Wage
$28,380
75th Percentile Wage
$35,910
90th Percentile Wage
$49,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $49,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,380
-3.63% 13.85%
2016
$29,410
2.52% -
2015
$28,670
4.50% -
2014
$27,380
6.36% -
2013
$25,640
4.64% -
2012
$24,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Illinois ranges from $19,880 to $30,870. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $30,870. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $29,180). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$30,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$29,180
Danville
$29,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$28,750
Champaign-Urbana
$28,500
Rockford
$27,620
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$26,620
Springfield
$26,590
Decatur
$26,560
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,760
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$24,190
Bloomington-Normal
$23,770
Kankakee-Bradley
$22,750
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,880




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