Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,330
25th Percentile Wage
$45,120
50th Percentile Wage
$57,070
75th Percentile Wage
$75,810
90th Percentile Wage
$97,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,0700.68%-0.04%
201556,6801.64%-
201455,7504.02%-
201353,510-6.69%-
201257,090--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $36,100 to $69,890. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $69,890. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $61,750). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$69,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$61,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$60,220
Bloomington-Normal
$56,130
Springfield
$55,900
Kankakee-Bradley
$52,770
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$52,450
Champaign-Urbana
$48,680
Peoria
$48,650
Danville
$45,250
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,480
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,440
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$36,100


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