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English Language and Literature Professors in Illinois

Is Illinois a good place for you to work as an English Language and Literature Professor?

1.6% Jobs Projection
$59,330 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for English Language and Literature Professors in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for English Language and Literature Professors in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • English Language and Literature Professors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many English Language and Literature Professors Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 3,120 workers employed as English Language and Literature Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 2,790 English Language and Literature Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

English Language and Literature Professors in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 825 English Language and Literature Professors working in it, which means Illinois has more English Language and Literature Professors than average.

English Language and Literature Professors in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for English Language and Literature Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 1.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.8%.

Job Projections for English Language and Literature Professors: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 200 annual job openings, and a total of 2,590 jobs for Illinois English Language and Literature Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,500 annual jobs and 92,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do English Language and Literature Professors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for English Language and Literature Professors ranged from $34,610 to $108,240 with $59,330 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

English Language and Literature Professors Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for English Language and Literature Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most English Language and Literature Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,200 $57,080
St. Louis, MO-IL 390 $62,600
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 120 $78,380

Top States for English Language and Literature Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most English Language and Literature Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 7,700 $79,160
California 6,470 $100,790
Texas 5,380 $69,130
Pennsylvania 3,860 $69,670
Illinois 3,120 $59,330
Massachusetts 2,780 $72,120
Ohio 2,740 $64,110
North Carolina 2,720 $58,480
Florida 2,590 $63,300
New Jersey 2,420 $74,320
Virginia 2,320 $56,520
Michigan 2,000 $73,650
Washington 1,450 $57,250
Colorado 1,410 $53,120
Maryland 1,180 $70,160
Georgia 1,160 $65,730
Indiana 1,130 $0
Tennessee 1,100 $52,120
Minnesota 1,050 $60,950
Missouri 970 $63,160

Below are the states where English Language and Literature Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,790
District of Columbia $91,510
Connecticut $85,960
Rhode Island $81,380
New Hampshire $79,870
New York $79,160
New Jersey $74,320
Michigan $73,650
Delaware $73,230
Massachusetts $72,120

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Occupation IL Employment Total
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 3,940
Communications Professors 1,810
Philosophy and Religion Professors 960
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 870
History Professors 780

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