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3.3% Jobs Projection
$60,140 Median Salary
360 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Middle School Special Education Teachers Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 3,420 Middle School Special Education Teachers working in the state.

There were 3,130 Middle School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,040 Middle School Special Education Teachers working in it, which means Illinois has more Middle School Special Education Teachers than average.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 3.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.2%.

Job Projections for Middle School Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 360 annual Middle School Special Education Teachers job openings in Illinois, and 5,030 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,100 annual jobs and 95,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Special Education Teachers Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Special Education Teachers ranged from $40,190 to $95,660 with $60,140 being the median annual salary.

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

Middle School Special Education Teachers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Middle School Special Education Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,360 $62,330
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 $58,310
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 $55,080
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 100 $61,710
Springfield, IL 80 $54,050
Peoria, IL 70 $49,850
Rockford, IL 70 $59,200
Kankakee, IL 50 $53,440

Top States for Middle School Special Education Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Middle School Special Education Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 10,970 $79,230
Texas 7,620 $56,920
New Jersey 6,850 $68,050
California 4,710 $74,810
Ohio 4,370 $58,480
Georgia 4,040 $58,410
Massachusetts 3,470 $72,540
Illinois 3,420 $60,140
Maryland 3,280 $72,000
Virginia 3,150 $69,210
North Carolina 2,950 $48,400
Florida 2,490 $53,820
Pennsylvania 2,390 $64,060
Colorado 1,800 $50,970
Minnesota 1,690 $64,760
Louisiana 1,610 $50,350
Arizona 1,560 $43,620
Missouri 1,490 $47,600
Kentucky 1,430 $53,710
Washington 1,210 $64,060

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

State Annual Median Salary
Oregon $81,280
Connecticut $79,900
New York $79,230
California $74,810
Alaska $73,030
Massachusetts $72,540
Maryland $72,000
Rhode Island $71,310
Virginia $69,210
Delaware $68,080

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation IL Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 9,670
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 8,440
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 960
Special Education Teachers 880

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