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Illinois Math Teacher Salary Expectations

The Illinois Department of Employment Security found that the average beginning math teacher salary in Illinois during 2012 was $26,966. It’s worth mentioning, however, that the median salary averaged 43% higher at $52,302 while the experienced-level salary averaged 56% higher at $68,477.

It seems that longevity brings a great deal of financial success for math teachers in Illinois. It’s equally important to point out that location can also be a factor which affects income, as seen below:

Chicago/Naperville/Joliet

  • Entry Wage: $27,340
  • Median Wage: $49,711
  • Experienced Wage: $66,809

For math teachers employed through the East Aurora School District:

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Step 1: $41,200
  • Step 2: $41,800
  • Step 3: $42,209
  • Step 4: $42,798
  • Step 5: $88,291
  • Step 10: $47,156
  • Step 15: $52,025
  • Step 20: $57,355
  • Step 25: $64,675
  • Step 28: $73,355

Master’s Degree

  • Step 1: $45,100
  • Step 2: $45,759
  • Step 3: $46,517
  • Step 4: $47,169
  • Step 5: $47,830
  • Step 10: $51,085
  • Step 15: $59,763
  • Step 20: $65,693
  • Step 25: $73,394
  • Step 28: $81,011
  • L1: $83,924
  • L2: $85,108
  • L3: $91,462

Math teacher salaries in Illinois by city are shown in the following table:

Area name
Employment
Annual median wage
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL Metropolitan Division
1130
56370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI
1330
58140
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL
60
60970
St. Louis MO-IL
480
62630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
40
52790
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
100
68030
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
90
48600
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
40
75530