Of the Top 25, only 8 Rockford area school districts pay their teachers more than the Illinois average teacher salary.

Recently, we reported on school districts that paid their teacher the lowest average salaries in the Stateline area. After we published the information, many of you inquired as to which school districts pay their teachers the most.

In a report published by Reboot Illinois, they calculated the average teacher salary for every Illinois school district. From those numbers, we pulled school districts from the Rockford area (excluding the Chicago suburbs). Here are the top average teacher salaries for full-time teachers for school districts in the Stateline.

Hononegah teachers receive the highest pay, averaging a salary of $70,989. The Illinois average is $63,450.00. The irony is that the Hononegah School District is right next door to the school district that pays their teachers the least: Shirland District 134 whose teachers average $39,356.

25 HIGHEST PAID TEACHERS IN ROCKFORD AREA Based on average teacher salaries)

1. Hononegah CHD 207  $     70,989
2. McHenry CHSD 156  $     70,078
3. Marengo CHSD 154  $     69,422
4. DeKalb CUSD 428  $     67,374
5. Kinnikinnick CCSD 131  $     65,718
5. Rock Falls Twp HSD 301  $     65,089
7. Harlem UD 122  $     64,130
8. Princeton HSD 500  $     63,888
9. Sycamore CUSD 427  $     61,743
10. McHenry CCSD 15  $     61,164
11 Scales Mound CUSD 211  $     61,029
12. Rockford SD 205  $     60,926
13. Dixon USD 170  $     60,339
14. Belvidere CUSD 100  $     59,812
15. Central CHSD 71  $     59,781
16. Woodstock CUSD 200  $     59,713
17 Rockton SD 140  $     59,684
18.Oregon CUSD 220  $     57,936
19. Galena USD 120  $     57,780
20. Crystal Lake CCSD 47  $     57,746
21. Huntley Community School District 158  $     56,858
22. Genoa Kingston CUSD 424  $     56,169
23. Winnebago County Spec Educ Coop  $     55,190
24. Stockton CUSD 206  $     54,172
25. Winnebago CUSD 323  $     53,905

Rockford teachers make, on average, earn $60,926 a year, which is below the state average.

It should be duly noted that the highest average teacher salaries in Illinois are in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where the average teacher salary exceeds $100,000 a year. Here are the Illinois school districts that pay their teachers the most.

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You can click HERE to look your school district and see how much the teachers make.

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