Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle 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 middle school special education teachers among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,910
25th Percentile Wage
$52,690
50th Percentile Wage
$64,050
75th Percentile Wage
$85,610
90th Percentile Wage
$99,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle 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 $99,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,910.

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 middle 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 middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,0505.31%6.29%
201560,650-0.48%-
201460,9406.56%-
201356,940-5.41%-
201260,020--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $44,650 to $68,470. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $68,470. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $66,230). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$68,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$66,230
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$56,460
Rockford
$56,040
Bloomington-Normal
$55,020
Kankakee-Bradley
$54,620
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,080
Springfield
$53,900
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$51,760
Champaign-Urbana
$46,990
Peoria
$45,340
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,650


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