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Kindergarten Teachers in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Kindergarten Teacher? Read this first!

3.9% Jobs Projection
$54,270 Median Salary
400 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten Teachers in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Kindergarten Teachers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in Illinois?

4,630 people worked as Kindergarten Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,690 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten Teachers in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,500 Kindergarten Teachers working in it, which means Illinois has more Kindergarten Teachers than average.

Kindergarten Teachers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten Teachers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 400 annual job openings, and 4,030 total jobs in 2026 for Kindergarten Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,700 annual jobs and 166,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten Teachers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $26,770 to $86,290 with $54,270 being the median annual salary.

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

Kindergarten Teachers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Kindergarten Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,430 $55,870
St. Louis, MO-IL 540 $50,240
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 140 $58,900
Peoria, IL 110 $57,550
Rockford, IL 100 $59,790
Springfield, IL 60 $50,080
Bloomington, IL 50 $77,080
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 $44,210

Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Kindergarten Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 15,050 $55,930
California 11,580 $67,670
Florida 10,680 $49,680
Washington 7,870 $63,350
New York 6,120 $73,430
New Jersey 5,120 $63,640
Georgia 4,720 $53,730
Illinois 4,630 $54,270
Virginia 4,010 $60,540
Colorado 3,630 $47,750
Tennessee 3,460 $48,410
Minnesota 3,440 $58,140
Pennsylvania 3,350 $60,220
North Carolina 3,320 $45,810
Arizona 3,040 $43,520
Massachusetts 3,020 $72,990
Ohio 2,890 $58,500
Maryland 2,610 $64,460
Kentucky 2,500 $54,630
South Carolina 2,120 $51,480

Below are the states where Kindergarten Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $77,420
New York $73,430
Massachusetts $72,990
Oregon $71,500
Rhode Island $68,750
California $67,670
Maryland $64,460
New Jersey $63,640
Washington $63,350
Alaska $62,140

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Occupation IL Employment Total
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