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Special Education Professors in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Special Education Professor? Read this first!

3.5% Jobs Projection
$64,850 Median Salary
500 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Special Education Professors in Illinois is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Special Education Professors Work in Illinois?

There were approximately 8,440 workers employed as Special Education Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 7,500 Special Education Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 940 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,350 Special Education Professors working in it, which means Illinois has more Special Education Professors than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Special Education Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 3.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 500 annual Special Education Professors job openings in Illinois, and 6,880 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,500 annual jobs and 141,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Special Education Professors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Special Education Professors ranged from $42,040 to $105,690 with $64,850 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Illinois Metros for Special Education Professors

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,340 $69,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,130 $48,610
Bloomington, IL 220 $76,520
Carbondale-Marion, IL 210 $57,450
Peoria, IL 150 $51,820
Rockford, IL 140 $61,410
Champaign-Urbana, IL 130 $52,590
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 100 $45,500
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 90 $61,140
Decatur, IL 80 $48,670
Kankakee, IL 80 $50,860

Top States for Special Education Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Special Education Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 17,420 $77,400
Texas 12,970 $57,960
California 10,520 $83,650
Pennsylvania 8,510 $61,250
Illinois 8,440 $64,850
Ohio 6,350 $58,990
New Jersey 6,290 $73,820
Minnesota 4,910 $61,920
Florida 4,660 $51,610
Massachusetts 4,630 $74,110
North Carolina 4,350 $48,070
Virginia 4,110 $57,770
Georgia 3,410 $57,670
Tennessee 3,360 $52,780
Missouri 2,890 $45,420
Louisiana 2,850 $51,750
Arizona 2,390 $47,990
Colorado 2,290 $52,700
Kentucky 2,280 $54,930
Maryland 2,150 $69,510

Below are the states where Special Education Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $83,650
Oregon $79,600
New York $77,400
Connecticut $77,350
Alaska $76,220
Rhode Island $75,350
Massachusetts $74,110
New Jersey $73,820
District of Columbia $71,550
Maryland $69,510

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