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Nursing Instructors and Professors in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Nursing Instructor or Professor? Read this first!

15.2% Jobs Projection
$63,490 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Nursing Instructors and Professors in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Nursing Instructors and Professors in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nursing Instructors and Professors Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 1,810 Nursing Instructors and Professors working in the state.

There were 1,440 Nursing Instructors and Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 370 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 725 Nursing Instructors and Professors working in it, which means Illinois has more Nursing Instructors and Professors than average.

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Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Nursing Instructors and Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 15.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.0%.

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Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 150 annual job openings, and a total of 1,820 jobs for Illinois Nursing Instructors and Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,300 annual jobs and 84,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nursing Instructors and Professors Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Nursing Instructors and Professors ranged from $36,910 to $113,090 with $63,490 being the median annual salary.

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

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Top Illinois Metros for Nursing Instructors and Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nursing Instructors and Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,300 $67,920
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 $68,260
Peoria, IL 100 n/a
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 30 $58,980

Top States for Nursing Instructors and Professors Employment

View the list below to see where most Nursing Instructors and Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,380 $81,980
Pennsylvania 4,010 $75,650
Texas 3,900 $68,620
California 3,390 $96,580
Ohio 2,770 $69,530
North Carolina 2,170 $64,520
New Jersey 2,000 $92,380
Illinois 1,810 $63,490
Massachusetts 1,720 $79,710
Virginia 1,480 $67,540
Michigan 1,410 $83,160
Indiana 1,350 $71,590
Alabama 1,330 $64,010
Minnesota 1,330 $0
Colorado 1,260 $59,140
Missouri 1,210 $70,240
Georgia 1,130 $67,370
Washington 1,080 $70,190
Wisconsin 960 $78,270
Tennessee 910 $67,660

Below are the states where Nursing Instructors and Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $135,700
California $96,580
Connecticut $94,000
New Jersey $92,380
Maryland $87,490
Alaska $83,320
Michigan $83,160
New York $81,980
Massachusetts $79,710
Wisconsin $78,270

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