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Illinois Teacher Salary 2023-2024 

Illinois Teacher’s Starting Salary for the 2023 to 2024 school year is between $46,093 and $61,990 for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience.  

Teachers in Illinois earn an average salary of $72,301 a year, But a realistic number that a teacher makes depends on many factors; years of service within the school district is the most significant factor. And a close second is the degree level; after that, it depends on where you work in Illinois.

Do you teach for 10 or 12 months? Do you give training or Coach? All these factors determine the salary of an Illinois State teacher. Below you will find a list of School Districts in Illinois; click on the one you want to know the realistic teacher salary.

Chicago has the highest starting Salary in Illinois State at $61,990. This is 33% more than Oswego’s $45,200, with the lowest starting salary on our list. However, Elgin has the most significant pay bump for a master’s degree in the first year at $11,213, while Oswego has the lowest raise for a master’s in the first year at $4,006. With a Doctorate, your best option is Indian Prairie.

Because it has the highest starting salary for a Ph.D. at $80,075. Oswego has the lowest Starting salary for a Ph.D. at $57,462  because of the Second smallest increase for a Doctorate at $12,262.

2023 – 2024 Illinois School District Teacher Salary Chart:

Illinois School District Teacher Salary Chart 2023 – 2024

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2023 – 2024 Illinois School District Teacher Salary Chart

what’s more, the job market for teachers is substantial.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs as school teachers will grow by 20% through 2026. Please consider that many colleges and universities offer tuition reimbursement programs to attract prospective college graduates who majored in education. Check with your local school district to learn more about their teacher salary policies and what kinds of scholarships are available to prospective students who plan on becoming a teacher one day.

How Much Does a Teacher Make in Your District? Please see the Salary Schedule by District below; if you can’t find yours, we are probably working on it and will post it soon.

Disclaimer: All Salary information are estimates made with the best information available; always refer to the Government Website for Official Salary Information.