"As Illinois citizens struggle with the severe economic downturn plaguing the state, Illinois public school employees enjoy another record year of salaries, fringe benefits and pensions. See "Top 100 High School Teachers Salaries" here
," each making $144,000 per year or more, and averaging $158,432 (Source: Illinois State Board of Education).
1. The highest-paid public school teacher in Illinois is a physical education teacher making $191,124 per year (I'm assuming this is a 9-month teaching "year").
2. Six of the top 12 highest-paid high school teachers in Illinois teach physical education, each making $170,000 or more.
3. Six state employees teaching driver education make $150,000 or more.
4. Six high school teachers make more than the Illinois Governor's salary of $177,500.
5. 14,048 Illinois high school teachers made salaries of $100,000 or more in 2010, which is up 13% over last year.