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Teacher Jobs in Illinois

The state of Illinois employs 131,777 teachers throughout 866 public school districts in the state. With a starting salary of $37,166, teacher meet or exceed the state average wage of $44,815 in a few short years teaching. Particularly in the Chicago area there is a need for elementary teachers - especially those with bilingual education qualifications. Teachers seeking employment are encouraged to apply to districts with high student enrolment first, like those of Chicago, School District U-46, Indian Prairie School District 204, and Rockford Public Schools.

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Illinois Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

64,270

Salary Range

$46,100 - $97,680

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $46,100 to $97,680 a year in Illinois. There are around sixty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Champaign, Urbana 920 $52,040
Bloomington 890 $65,840
Kankakee 600 $51,480
Danville 480 $50,620
Decatur 400 $50,560
Carbondale, Marion 370 $58,570
Peoria 2,350 $49,370
Rockford 1,580 $59,270
Springfield 1,010 $51,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

3,100

Salary Range

$43,710 - $108,180

English teachers have a salary range between $43,710 to $108,180 a year in Illinois, with over 3,100 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bloomington - $61,760

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

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Total Employed

44,810

Salary Range

$52,870 - $118,760

As a high school teacher in Illinois you can expect to make between $52,870 - $118,760. There are around forty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rockford 770 $59,030
Springfield 700 $54,870
Bloomington 680 $64,880
Champaign, Urbana 630 $56,150
Carbondale, Marion 550 $64,510
Kankakee 410 $51,340
Decatur 220 $55,210
Danville 200 $49,220
Peoria 1,160 $53,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

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Total Employed

720

Salary Range

$65,390 - $143,660

In Illinois, a history teacher's salary may range from $65,390 to $143,660. There are around 720 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

5,080

Salary Range

$42,310 - $91,760

Kindergarten teachers in Illinois, can earn between $42,310 to $91,760 a year. There are around five thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Springfield 90 $54,990
Rockford 80 $58,800
Bloomington 50 $84,820
Decatur 40 $44,950
Peoria 130 $51,750
Champaign, Urbana - $56,150

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

138,370

Salary Range

$41,960 - $118,760

As a math teacher in Illinois you can expect to make between $41,960 - $118,760. Illinois is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Students run on a basketball court in PE class

Total Employed

9,620

Salary Range

$20,250 - $71,180

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,250 to $71,180 a year in Illinois. Illinois is home to about nine thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Springfield 80 $33,140
Danville 50 $21,830
Decatur 50 -
Bloomington 290 $42,950
Champaign, Urbana 260 $67,650
Peoria 240 $30,980
Rockford 220 $31,890
Carbondale, Marion 130 $51,260
Kankakee 100 -

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

25,030

Salary Range

$25,010 - $48,090

In Illinois, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,010 to $48,090, with over 25,030 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Danville 80 $32,150
Champaign, Urbana 580 $29,970
Springfield 560 $29,210
Peoria 480 $29,730
Rockford 470 $34,370
Bloomington 370 $29,710
Decatur 250 $29,220
Kankakee 210 $32,850
Carbondale, Marion 110 $33,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

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Total Employed

15,090

Salary Range

$41,580 - $154,450

As a school administrator in Illinois you can expect to make between $41,580 - $154,450. Illinois is home to about fifteen thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bloomington 40 $52,080
Peoria 40 $53,850
Champaign, Urbana - $50,590
Springfield - $47,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Danville 80 $83,490
Peoria 350 $87,770
Rockford 330 $88,090
Champaign, Urbana 230 $93,680
Springfield 230 $89,000
Bloomington 150 $88,910
Carbondale, Marion 120 $86,840
Decatur 110 $72,150
Kankakee 100 $84,700

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

13,210

Salary Range

$40,500 - $91,780

School counselors in Illinois, can earn between $40,500 to $91,780 a year, with over 13,210 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Kankakee 80 $42,360
Danville 40 $44,890
Champaign, Urbana 380 $52,310
Bloomington 260 $49,300
Carbondale, Marion 260 $40,800
Peoria 260 $54,860
Rockford 260 $53,350
Springfield 160 $52,460
Decatur 130 $41,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

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Total Employed

11,960

Salary Range

$44,250 - $98,230

In Illinois, a special education teacher's salary may range from $44,250 to $98,230. Illinois is home to about eleven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Kankakee 90 $52,260
Bloomington 80 $62,100
Decatur 80 $50,520
Rockford 280 $61,930
Springfield 240 $57,420
Peoria 150 $56,890
Champaign, Urbana 100 $53,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Largest School Districts in Illinois

School District Schools Teachers
City of Chicago School District 299 682 23,320
Sd U-46 School District 57 2,170
Rockford School District 205 51 1,876
Indian Prairie Community Unit School District - Cusd 204 33 1,758
Plainfield School District 202 30 1,580
Community Unit School District - Cusd 300 27 1,249
Valley View Community Unit School District - Cusd 365u 20 1,181
Naperville Community Unit School District - Cusd 203 22 1,080
Peoria School District 150 32 1,057
Springfield School District 186 36 1,049
Schaumburg Ccsd 54 27 1,040
Oswego Community Unit School District - Cusd 308 23 986
Waukegan Community Unit School District - Cusd 60 24 948
Community Unit School District 200 20 870
St Charles Community Unit School District - Cusd 303 17 854
Mclean County Unified School District 5 24 841
Aurora East Unified School District 131 19 831
Township Hsd 211 7 777
Palatine Ccsd 15 20 755
Champaign Community Unit School District - Cusd 4 18 751
Township Hsd 214 11 730
Aurora West Unified School District 129 17 726
Cicero Sd 99 16 711
Joliet Psd 86 School District 21 660
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 17 605
Barrington Community Unit School District - Cusd 220 12 587
Consolidated School District 158 8 535
Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District 47 12 534
Glenbard Township High School District 87 4 518
Cons Hsd 230 3 494
Comm Cons Sd 59 14 483
Belvidere Community Unit School District - Cusd 100 12 480
Wheeling Ccsd 21 13 475
Galesburg Community Unit School District - Cusd 205 10 470
Harlem Ud 122 School District 11 469
Alton Community Unit School District - Cusd 11 11 452
Decatur School District 61 23 439
Edwardsville Community Unit School District - Cusd 7 14 429
Round Lake Community Unit School District - Cusd 116 9 429
Oak Park Esd 97 10 428
Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 4 427
Quincy School District 172 12 425
Moline Unified School District 40 18 425
New Trier Twp Hsd 203 2 420
Maine Township Hsd 207 4 413
Glenview Ccsd 34 8 409
Lincoln Way Community High School District 210 4 408
Woodstock Community Unit School District - Cusd 200 12 399
Rock Island School District 41 14 398
Community High School District 155 4 394

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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