Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,630
25th Percentile Wage
$47,430
50th Percentile Wage
$63,140
75th Percentile Wage
$85,460
90th Percentile Wage
$102,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $102,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,630.

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 secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,1401.08%-0.24%
201562,460-4.88%-
201465,5105.08%-
201362,180-1.79%-
201263,290--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $42,010 to $86,860. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Illinois is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $86,860. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $72,880). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kankakee-Bradley
$86,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$72,880
Rockford
$69,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$67,930
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$59,340
Bloomington-Normal
$54,210
Peoria
$53,220
Champaign-Urbana
$52,800
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$50,740
Springfield
$49,010
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,530
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$42,010


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