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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,200
25th Percentile Wage
$46,020
50th Percentile Wage
$57,750
75th Percentile Wage
$74,250
90th Percentile Wage
$95,320

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 $95,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,750
-10.91% -3.93%
2016
$64,050
5.31% -
2015
$60,650
-0.48% -
2014
$60,940
6.56% -
2013
$56,940
-5.41% -
2012
$60,020
- -

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 $45,160 to $59,690. 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 $59,690. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $58,730). The lowest paying area is Peoria with a median annual salary of $45,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$59,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$58,730
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,480
Rockford
$56,040
Bloomington-Normal
$55,020
Springfield
$54,430
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,080
Kankakee-Bradley
$53,940
Champaign-Urbana
$53,600
Danville
$50,330
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$48,510
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,280
Peoria
$45,160




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