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 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 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,990
25th Percentile Wage
$48,940
50th Percentile Wage
$61,130
75th Percentile Wage
$82,560
90th Percentile Wage
$97,500

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 $97,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,130
6.64% 6.61%
2016
$57,070
0.68% -
2015
$56,680
1.64% -
2014
$55,750
4.02% -
2013
$53,510
-6.69% -
2012
$57,090
- -

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 $36,970 to $80,010. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $80,010. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $65,830). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$80,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$65,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$63,910
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,230
Bloomington-Normal
$56,130
Springfield
$55,170
Peoria
$52,450
Kankakee-Bradley
$49,410
Champaign-Urbana
$48,730
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$45,670
Danville
$45,250
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$45,000
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$36,970




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