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Education Administrators in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as an Education Administrator? Read this first!

4.0% Jobs Projection
$74,470 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Education Administrators in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Education Administrators in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Education Administrators in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Education Administrators Work in Illinois?

1,720 people worked as Education Administrators in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,030 Education Administrators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 310 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 390 Education Administrators working in it, which means Illinois has more Education Administrators than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Education Administrators in this state are growing at a rate of 4.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.7%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 160 annual Education Administrators job openings in Illinois, and 2,100 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,400 annual jobs and 42,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Education Administrators Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Education Administrators ranged from $33,090 to $138,310 with $74,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.91 to $66.49. The median hourly rate was $35.8.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $36.21 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.41.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Education Administrators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Education Administrators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,460 $75,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 $78,900
Springfield, IL 40 $69,190
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 30 $60,620

Top States for Education Administrators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Education Administrators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,590 $84,450
Maryland 2,810 $102,900
New York 2,050 $0
Texas 1,980 $83,370
Illinois 1,720 $74,470
Florida 1,330 $80,610
Tennessee 1,320 $66,570
Virginia 1,280 $105,280
North Carolina 1,250 $76,800
Minnesota 1,130 $73,980
District of Columbia 940 $108,550
Pennsylvania 940 $73,500
Ohio 930 $85,640
Washington 900 $78,610
Arizona 850 $77,930
Michigan 830 $67,500
Alabama 620 $98,110
Kentucky 620 $77,020
New Jersey 550 $96,310
Colorado 540 $96,710

Below are the states where Education Administrators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $108,550
Virginia $105,280
Maryland $102,900
Rhode Island $101,870
Alabama $98,110
Colorado $96,710
New Jersey $96,310
Connecticut $95,270
Kansas $93,660
Massachusetts $93,500

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