Illinois teachers' salaries aren't the highest in the country, but our teachers do the important work of educating our children and setting up the next generation for success.
Since there are 866 public school districts in Illinois, we only examined the 25 largest based on student enrollment and calculated the average annual salary for teachers with one year of experience in all subjects (with a bachelor's degree) according to 2012 data from the Family Taxpayers Foundation. Student enrollment numbers were taken from Illinoisreportcard.com.
[Note: Salary data for 2013 is still unavailable due to problems collecting information from school districts, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. State law mandates the publication of annual district report cards no later than Oct. 31, though it's unlikely last year's data will be released in time. The Daily Herald's Jake Griffin has more on this.]
Township HSD 214: $55,103
Township HSD 211: $53,352
Valley View CUSD 365U: $49,897
Chicago Public Schools: $46,136
St. Charles CUSD 303: $45,404
Indian Prairie CUSD 204: $44,330
Aurora West USD 129: $44,121
Cicero SD 99: $43,884
Palatine CCSD 15: $42,783
Naperville CUSD 203: $42,625
Check out the average teachers' salaries at 15 other large Illinois school districts, plus the average salaries for teachers with master's degrees in the 25 biggest districts at Reboot Illinois.
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