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If you are considering becoming a teacher in Illinois, you will make the 12th highest Average teacher salary in the country. The average Illinois teacher salary starts at $37,166 and averages $59,113 a year. Starting salaries are the 16th highest in the nation. This fact is especially attractive to new teachers who want to complete a masters degree early on in their careers; bumping them up the pay scale.

Our comfort score for this 4th ranked state was derived by examining average teacher salaries and comparing them to the average cost of living. The combination of teacher salary and affordability, alongside a plentiful teacher job market, makes Illinois a great choice for any teacher.

Teacher Salaries in Illinois

Average Teacher Salary Average Teacher Salary State Rank Average Teacher Salary Change
$61,342 11 0.40%

Student to Teacher Comparison

Number of Teachers Number of Students Student:Teacher Ratio
123,440 2,060,433 16.7

Illinois Education Budget Allocation

Per Capita Education Expenditures Per Capita Education Expenditures State Rank Percent of Expenditures Spent on Education
$1,375 49 34.10%
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