How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Illinois?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Illinois earn an average of $32,780 a year, equivalent to $15.76 an hour.

This is 5% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 41% less than the typical Illinois worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Illinois Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $23.12 $48,090
75th $17.87 $37,170
50th $14.29 $29,720
25th $12.03 $25,010
10th $10.32 $21,470
Illinois Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bloomington $14.29 $29,710
Carbondale $15.96 $33,190
Champaign $14.41 $29,970
Chicago $15.95 $33,170
Danville $15.46 $32,150
Decatur $14.05 $29,220
Kankakee $15.79 $32,850
Peoria $14.29 $29,730
Rockford $16.52 $34,370
Springfield $14.04 $29,210
Illinois Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $15.76 $32,780
2018 $15.14 $31,500
2017 $15.27 $31,750
2016 $15.84 $32,950
2015 $15.49 $32,210
2014 $14.67 $30,510
2013 $14.17 $29,470
2012 $13.92 $28,950
2011 $13.86 $28,820