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Fast Facts for Teacher Assistants in Illinois

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

Salaries for Teacher Assistants in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Champaign and Danville

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More Illinois Teaching Assistant Training Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Fairfield
Associate
2,102
Olney
Associate
1,610
Mount Carmel
Associate
4,206
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Chicago Heights
Associate
5,507
Ina
Associate
4,821
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Teacher Assistants

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:
Teacher Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Teacher Assistants 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 590 $21,050
Champaign-Urbana 1020 $26,190
Danville 360 $25,000
Decatur 270 $34,620
Bloomington 720 $23,560
Kankakee 360 $27,900
Peoria 1710 $23,590
Rockford 2120 $25,290
Springfield 780 $23,360

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