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 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,630
25th Percentile Wage
$50,010
50th Percentile Wage
$64,530
75th Percentile Wage
$86,020
90th Percentile Wage
$102,830

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 $102,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,530
2.15% 1.92%
2016
$63,140
1.08% -
2015
$62,460
-4.88% -
2014
$65,510
5.08% -
2013
$62,180
-1.79% -
2012
$63,290
- -

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 $44,780 to $73,800. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $73,800. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $69,640). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$73,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$69,640
Rockford
$68,140
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$59,090
Kankakee-Bradley
$54,810
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$54,760
Springfield
$54,560
Bloomington-Normal
$54,210
Champaign-Urbana
$52,800
Peoria
$49,440
Decatur
$47,170
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$46,970
Danville
$46,450
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$44,780




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