Administrator Salaries

Data on the salaries of district superintendents, principals, and other public school administrators in Illinois

From 1995 to 2007, researchers at Western Illinois University collected and compiled data on the salaries of district superintendents and principals in Illinois. The Illinois School Board Journal published the resulting study of that voluntarily-submitted data. With the introduction of mandatory reporting of administrator salaries, the data was unavailable for several years. In 2014, the Illinois State Board of Education made its data available to researchers and the series resumed in 2015.

The most recent reports are available below. For access to reporting from prior years, dating back to 1996, please contact Theresa Kelly Gegen, Editor, IASB Journal

  • 2021-2022 Salaries Reported in 2023 (published January 2024)
  • 2020-2021 Salaries Reported in 2022 (published January 2023)
  • 2019-2020 Salaries Reported in 2021 (published January 2022)