Elementary School Teachers in Illinois
Considering a career as an Elementary School Teacher in Illinois?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Illinois is growing slower than average.
Elementary School Teachers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Illinois?
There were approximately 65,630 workers employed as Elementary School Teachers in this state in 2018.
There were 72,270 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 6,640 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means Illinois has more Elementary School Teachers than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 4,320 annual Elementary School Teachers job openings in Illinois, and 59,700 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $34,730 to $96,310 with $59,070 being the median annual salary.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Elementary School Teachers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||11,560||$50,730|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||2,560||$57,730|
|Cape Girardeau, MO-IL||380||$41,200|
Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment
View the list below to see where most Elementary School Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
Related Careers in IL
Discover similar careers:
|Occupation||IL Employment Total|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||22,320|
|Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School||220|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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