How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in Illinois?

Do elementary school teachers in Illinois make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Illinois elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in Illinois earn an average of $63,280 a year.

This is 1% less than elementary school teachers nationwide, but it is 15% more than the typical Illinois worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Illinois Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $97,680
75th $79,530
50th $60,250
25th $46,100
10th $35,630
Illinois Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Bloomington $65,840
Carbondale $58,570
Champaign $52,040
Chicago $66,700
Danville $50,620
Decatur $50,560
Kankakee $51,480
Peoria $49,370
Rockford $59,270
Springfield $51,640
Illinois Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $63,280
2018 $62,140
2017 $62,620
2016 $60,760
2015 $59,680
2014 $57,950
2013 $56,720
2012 $59,270
2011 $57,820