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Special Education Schools
In Chicago, Illinois

Special Education faculty can choose to work at one of 8 special education schools in Chicago. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Chicago, and the future trends. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Chicago Vs. Illinois Special Education Employment

Chicago 5,010
Illinois 23,340

Exactly 5,010 of Illinois' 9,900 special education professionals work in Chicago. Between 2006 and 2010, in Chicago, there has been a 72% decline in the number of special education professionals. As the number of special education professionals in Chicago has decreased, overall employment in Chicago has increased.

Chicago Vs. Illinois Special Education employment growth

30,540 26,010 5,430 22,660 9,900
17,770 14,770 11,000 11,720 5,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Illinois
  • Dark Yellow: Chicago

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Chicago

$57,710 $62,833 $62,807 $61,843 $59,340
$43,430 $45,710 $47,740 $48,910 $49,140
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Chicago
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Chicago

Salaries for special education professionals in Chicago have increased. Chicago special education professionals made $59,340 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, special education professionals in Chicago made an average salary of $57,710 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Chicago.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Chicago

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Special education professionals in Chicago earn a median salary of $56,890 per year. The 10% of special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $38,800 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 126% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Chicago

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Speech Therapy
Elementary Education

Special education professional salaries in Chicago are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Chicago


Many of Chicago's special education professionals are graduates of one of the 8 accredited special education schools in the city.

Special Education Programs Offered In Chicago


There are a total of 13 degree and certificate programs in special education offered by Chicago's special education schools.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Chicago


Approximately 332 students completed special education courses in 2010.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Chicago, Illinois

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