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 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,330
25th Percentile Wage
$23,870
50th Percentile Wage
$29,410
75th Percentile Wage
$37,610
90th Percentile Wage
$51,710

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 $51,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.28
25th Percentile Wage
$11.48
50th Percentile Wage
$14.14
75th Percentile Wage
$18.07
90th Percentile Wage
$24.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.86. The median hourly salary is $14.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.28.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,4102.52%16.87%
201528,6704.50%-
201427,3806.36%-
201325,6404.64%-
201224,450--

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 $19,490 to $34,510. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $34,510. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $30,310). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$34,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$30,310
Rockford
$30,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$29,940
Champaign-Urbana
$28,520
Decatur
$26,540
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,510
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,490
Springfield
$24,720
Bloomington-Normal
$23,770
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$23,660
Kankakee-Bradley
$23,380
Danville
$22,450
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,490



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