Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool special education teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,160
25th Percentile Wage
$43,430
50th Percentile Wage
$55,790
75th Percentile Wage
$72,210
90th Percentile Wage
$92,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $92,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,160.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,790
-7.08% -4.12%
2016
$59,740
-31.45% -
2015
$78,530
-2.58% -
2014
$80,560
-0.48% -
2013
$80,950
28.24% -
2012
$58,090
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $38,840 to $58,700. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $58,700. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $58,240). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$58,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$58,240
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$50,800
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$39,450
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$38,840




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