Governor JB Pritzker has signed a legislation raising teachers' minimum salary to $40,000. The new law says we value teachers," said Governor JB Pritzker. "In signing this legislation, we're addressing our teacher shortage and putting teachers on track to make at least $40,000 a year by the first day of school in 2023. To teachers all across Illinois.
The increase will be phased in over the next four years and in the years after that, the minimum salary will rise based on the Consumer Price Index.
Currently 9,931 teachers make less than $40,000.