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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants 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 Teacher Assistants in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,660
25th Percentile Wage
$20,250
50th Percentile Wage
$25,600
75th Percentile Wage
$32,420
90th Percentile Wage
$38,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,600
-0.70% 15.43%
2016
$25,780
0.31% -
2015
$25,700
3.04% -
2014
$24,920
10.03% -
2013
$22,420
3.43% -
2012
$21,650
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Illinois ranges from $19,860 to $38,890. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Illinois is Decatur with a median annual salary of $38,890. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $27,570). The lowest paying area is Bloomington-Normal with a median annual salary of $19,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Decatur
$38,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$27,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$26,640
Kankakee-Bradley
$25,000
Danville
$24,020
Rockford
$23,700
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$22,780
Springfield
$22,720
Champaign-Urbana
$22,000
Peoria
$21,330
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$20,850
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$20,670
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$20,470
Bloomington-Normal
$19,860




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