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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute 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 Substitute Teachers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,570
25th Percentile Wage
$25,810
50th Percentile Wage
$31,040
75th Percentile Wage
$44,070
90th Percentile Wage
$57,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,040
3.99% 17.11%
2016
$29,800
2.28% -
2015
$29,120
4.29% -
2014
$27,870
3.09% -
2013
$27,010
4.74% -
2012
$25,730
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Illinois ranges from $21,360 to $39,090. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $39,090. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $34,440). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $21,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$39,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$34,440
Danville
$29,750
Champaign-Urbana
$29,750
Kankakee-Bradley
$28,160
Springfield
$28,000
Rockford
$27,810
Peoria
$27,010
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$26,390
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,850
Bloomington-Normal
$24,680
Decatur
$23,590
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$22,520
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$21,360




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