THE TOP 50 ILLINOIS SCHOOL DISTRICTS PAYING THE MOST IN ADMINISTRATOR, TEACHER SALARIES

Using salary data from the Illinois State Board of Education, Education-Costs  rebootthis infographic shows the top 50 Illinois school districts that paid the highest combined teacher and administrator base salaries in 2014.

Following the graphic is a plain-text version of these 50 public school districts with details on the student-administrator ratio, number of full-time teachers, and average salaries for both administrators and teachers, according to Illinois Report Card. If you don’t see your local district below, there is a data table at the bottom with base salary totals for each district in the state.

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[Note: These numbers represent only combined base salary figures and do not include bonuses, annuities, retirement or other benefits.]

Top School Districts Salaries

1. City of Chicago SD 299 – $1.98 billion

  • Student-admin ratio: 229.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $105,586
  • Full-time teachers: 22,421
    • Avg. teacher salary: $71,739

2. SD U-46 – $166.70 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 251.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $99,617
  • Full-time teachers: 2,183
    • Avg. teacher salary: $61,573

3. Rockford SD 205 – $143.67 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 189.2
    • Avg. admin salary: $82,989
  • Full-time teachers: 1,909
    • Avg. teacher salary: $56,820

4. Indian Prairie CUSD 204 – $139.33 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 348.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $122,607
  • Full-time teachers: 1,717
    • Avg. teacher salary: $64,762

5. Naperville CUSD 203 – $122.99 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 157.2
    • Avg. admin salary: $101,256
  • Full-time teachers: 1,084
    • Avg. teacher salary: $79,439

6. Plainfield SD 202 – $122.73 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 216.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $93,647
  • Full-time teachers: 1,566
    • Avg. teacher salary: $56,300

7. Township HSD 214 – $97.07 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 163.6
    • Avg. admin salary: $134,309
  • Full-time teachers: 728
    • Avg. teacher salary: $97,835

8. CUSD 300 – $96.82 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 181.1
    • Avg. admin salary: $98,629
  • Full-time teachers: 1,241
    • Avg. teacher salary: $55,043

9. Schaumburg CCSD 54 – $92.91 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 187.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $116,799
  • Full-time teachers: 1,004
    • Avg. teacher salary: $67,926

10. Valley View CUSD 365U – $92.11 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 142.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $82,951
  • Full-time teachers: 1,171
    • Avg. teacher salary: $58,470

11. Township HSD 211 – $90.25 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 227.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $107,830
  • Full-time teachers: 775
    • Avg. teacher salary: $86,118

12. CUSD 200 – $85.36 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 265.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $117,276
  • Full-time teachers: 871
    • Avg. teacher salary: $71,974

13. Springfield SD 186 – $83.27 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 140
    • Avg. admin salary: $93,508
  • Full-time teachers: 1,042
    • Avg. teacher salary: $56,468

14. Palatine CCSD 15 – $78.72 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 181.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $103,964
  • Full-time teachers: 750
    • Avg. teacher salary: $73,600

15. Waukegan CUSD 60 – $75.83 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 205.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $81,273
  • Full-time teachers: 1,064
    • Avg. teacher salary: $55,404

16. St Charles CUSD 303 – $73.30 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 228.6
    • Avg. admin salary: $101,552
  • Full-time teachers: 850
    • Avg. teacher salary: $62,966

17. Aurora West USD 129 – $69.13 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 190.7
    • Avg. admin salary: $95,161
  • Full-time teachers: 728
    • Avg. teacher salary: $68,926

18. Oswego CUSD 308 – $63.72 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 172.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $76,383
  • Full-time teachers: 995
    • Avg. teacher salary: $50,664

19. Barrington CUSD 220 – $60.69 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 212.7
    • Avg. admin salary: $118,939
  • Full-time teachers: 590
    • Avg. teacher salary: $77,952

20. Peoria SD 150 – $60.53 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 158.3
    • Avg. admin salary: $81,922
  • Full-time teachers: 1,074
    • Avg. teacher salary: $45,891

21. Glenbard Twp HSD 87 – $60.53 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 85.2
    • Avg. admin salary: $109,421
  • Full-time teachers: 525
    • Avg. teacher salary: $94,007

22. McLean County USD 5 – $58.84 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 256.3
    • Avg. admin salary: $86,554
  • Full-time teachers: 842
    • Avg. teacher salary: $56,651

23. Evanston CCSD 65 – $58.27 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 136.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $115,939
  • Full-time teachers: 608
    • Avg. teacher salary: $74,673

24. Cicero SD 99 – $57.95 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 195.5
    • Avg. admin salary: $83,763
  • Full-time teachers: 713
    • Avg. teacher salary: $56,940

25. Aurora East USD 131 – $56.14 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 246.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $97,324
  • Full-time teachers: 823
    • Avg. teacher salary: $51,575

26. Cons HSD 230 – $54.18 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 148
    • Avg. admin salary: $115,336
  • Full-time teachers: 493
    • Avg. teacher salary: $83,710

27. Maine Township HSD 207 – $52.94 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 107.7
    • Avg. admin salary: $117,369
  • Full-time teachers: 416
    • Avg. teacher salary: $98,274

28. Elmhurst SD 205 – $52.41 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 214.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $110,201
  • Full-time teachers: 557
    • Avg. teacher salary: $77,399

29. Champaign CUSD 4 – $50.42 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 159.3
    • Avg. admin salary: $84,201
  • Full-time teachers: 750
    • Avg. teacher salary: $49,184

30. Comm Cons SD 59 – $49.57 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 184.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $123,634
  • Full-time teachers: 481
    • Avg. teacher salary: $78,058

31. Niles Twp CHSD 219 – $49.37 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 110.1
    • Avg. admin salary: $129,608
  • Full-time teachers: 343
    • Avg. teacher salary: $102,497

32. Northfield Twp HSD 225 – $48.96 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 130.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $139,679
  • Full-time teachers: 356
    • Avg. teacher salary: $101,129

33. Joliet PSD 86 – $47.63 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 195.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $87,210
  • Full-time teachers: 655
    • Avg. teacher salary: $53,536

34. Wheeling CCSD 21 – $47.58 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 198.7
    • Avg. admin salary: $111,690
  • Full-time teachers: 484
    • Avg. teacher salary: $73,894

35. New Trier Twp HSD 203 – $45.14 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 278.1
    • Avg. admin salary: $165,125
  • Full-time teachers: 364
    • Avg. teacher salary: $103,668

36. Lincoln Way CHSD 210 – $41.87 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 262.3
    • Avg. admin salary: $124,345
  • Full-time teachers: 411
    • Avg. teacher salary: $85,427

37. CHSD 218 – $41.79 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 130.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $116,772
  • Full-time teachers: 374
    • Avg. teacher salary: $81,157

38. CHSD 155 – $40.54 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 128.7
    • Avg. admin salary: $116,014
  • Full-time teachers: 393
    • Avg. teacher salary: $78,963

39. Cons SD 158 – $39.66 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 234.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $83,929
  • Full-time teachers: 535
    • Avg. teacher salary: $54,109

40. CHSD 99 – $39.57 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 112.2
    • Avg. admin salary: $115,460
  • Full-time teachers: 324
    • Avg. teacher salary: $85,351

41. Crystal Lake CCSD 47 – $38.46 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 213.6
    • Avg. admin salary: $102,161
  • Full-time teachers: 532
    • Avg. teacher salary: $55,064

42. Thornton Twp HSD 205 – $38.25 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 121.8
    • Avg. admin salary: $98,337
  • Full-time teachers: 390
    • Avg. teacher salary: $75,376

43. Round Lake CUSD 116 – $38.03 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 186.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $92,595
  • Full-time teachers: 442
    • Avg. teacher salary: $63,267

44. Twp HSD 113 – $37.63 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 99.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $152,534
  • Full-time teachers: 261
    • Avg. teacher salary: $109,903

45. Batavia USD 101 – $36.71 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 178.5
    • Avg. admin salary: $103,131
  • Full-time teachers: 375
    • Avg. teacher salary: $73,762

46. Bremen CHSD 228 – $36.71 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 107.9
    • Avg. admin salary: $123,797
  • Full-time teachers: 283
    • Avg. teacher salary: $93,350

47. Lake Zurich CUSD 95 – $36.48 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 183.4
    • Avg. admin salary: $104,094
  • Full-time teachers: 389
    • Avg. teacher salary: $70,074

48. Belvidere CUSD 100 – $36.46 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 272.5
    • Avg. admin salary: $92,430
  • Full-time teachers: 480
    • Avg. teacher salary: $59,247

49. Moline-Coal Valley CUSD 40 – $36.31 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 234.1
    • Avg. admin salary: $110,246
  • Full-time teachers: 426
    • Avg. teacher salary: $66,860

50. Oak Park ESD 97 – $36.29 million

  • Student-admin ratio: 235.2
    • Avg. admin salary: $109,442
  • Full-time teachers: 426
    • Avg. teacher salary: $71,709

You can view each school district’s 2014 base salary payout in the table below. Student-administrator ratio, number of full-time teachers, and average administrator and teacher salaries can be found on Illinois Report Card.

Original Reboot Article:   http://www.rebootillinois.com/2015/03/31/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/the-top-50-illinois-school-districts-paying-the-most-in-administrator-teacher-salaries/35621/