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Middle School Teachers in Illinois

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

3.8% Jobs Projection
$60,310 Median Salary
2,230 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 22,320 workers employed as Middle School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 21,310 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,010 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means Illinois has more Middle School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,230 annual job openings, and 30,850 total jobs in 2026 for Middle School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $38,900 to $97,700 with $60,310 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Middle School Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 17,040 $62,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 5,980 $55,800
Peoria, IL 610 $49,900
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 530 $61,050
Rockford, IL 510 $57,100
Champaign-Urbana, IL 510 $54,790
Springfield, IL 500 $50,650
Bloomington, IL 310 $69,120
Decatur, IL 190 $48,330
Kankakee, IL 160 $47,570
Carbondale-Marion, IL 100 $51,040

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

Below are the states where Middle School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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