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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois

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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois

Considering a career as a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher in Illinois?

3.4% Jobs Projection
$60,650 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 9,670 workers employed as Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 8,510 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,100 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers working in it, which means Illinois has more Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers than average.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 450 annual job openings, and 6,300 total jobs in 2026 for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,000 annual jobs and 202,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranged from $38,220 to $96,190 with $60,650 being the median annual salary.

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

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,510 $63,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 990 $51,110
Rockford, IL 330 $60,160
Springfield, IL 270 $53,760
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 180 $57,220
Peoria, IL 140 $53,760
Champaign-Urbana, IL 90 $47,780
Kankakee, IL 80 $50,510
Decatur, IL 70 $49,940
Bloomington, IL 70 $63,130

Top States for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 18,790 $72,570
California 15,230 $78,850
Texas 13,470 $57,480
New Jersey 12,110 $65,700
Illinois 9,670 $60,650
Ohio 7,160 $55,080
North Carolina 7,080 $46,630
Massachusetts 6,490 $72,260
Pennsylvania 6,010 $64,380
Virginia 5,870 $62,740
Georgia 5,180 $54,520
Florida 5,020 $60,230
Minnesota 4,600 $60,790
Washington 4,570 $65,680
Tennessee 4,180 $51,150
Louisiana 3,990 $49,700
Maryland 3,970 $61,730
Colorado 3,510 $51,200
Kentucky 3,250 $53,850
Indiana 3,210 $50,900

Below are the states where Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $78,850
District of Columbia $78,050
Connecticut $77,360
Oregon $75,830
Rhode Island $72,950
New York $72,570
Massachusetts $72,260
Alaska $72,050
Michigan $66,240
New Jersey $65,700

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 8,440
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 3,420
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 960
Special Education Teachers 880

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