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Fast Facts for Middle School Teachers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Danville, Kankakee and Peoria
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Decatur and Rockford
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Middle School Teachers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Kankakee and Springfield

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  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • B.A. in English for Secondary Education
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More Illinois Middle School Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Rock Island
Bachelor
2,537
Aurora
Doctorate
3,946
Carlinville
Bachelor
617
Peoria
Doctorate
6,053
Chicago
Masters
12,021
River Forest
Doctorate
4,126
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
23,401
River Forest
Masters
3,338
Charleston
Masters
12,179
Elmhurst
Masters
3,184
Greenville
Masters
1,528
Skokie
Bachelors & First Professional
422
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
7,277
Normal
Doctorate
20,274
Elgin
Masters
1,236
Romeoville
Doctorate
5,347
Lebanon
Masters
3,312
Naperville
Masters
2,559
Chicago
Masters
12,814
Dekalb
Doctorate & First Professional
25,254
Bourbonnais
Doctorate
4,636
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Quincy
Masters
1,323
Rockford
Masters
1,566
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
Chicago
Masters
5,675
Chicago
Masters
3,006
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Edwardsville
Masters & First Professional
13,398
Springfield
Associate
608
Palos Heights
Bachelor
1,367
Chicago
Doctorate & First Professional
25,747
Champaign
Doctorate & First Professional
42,326
Wheaton
Doctorate
2,895

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Middle School Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Middle School Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Middle School Teachers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion 190 $56,190
Champaign-Urbana 450 $54,340
Danville 140 $54,890
Decatur 180 $50,420
Bloomington 190 $57,080
Kankakee 240 $52,430
Peoria 730 $50,410
Rockford 200 $67,950
Springfield 610 $55,920

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