The average mid-career salary range for physics teachers in Illinois $67,000 with a Bachelors degree. With a Master's degree, the average annual salary for a physics teacher is $74,000.
JOB DEMAND AND WORK AVAILABILITY
Physics teachers are part of the top 5 educators needed in the United States. In addition to this profession being high demand, as a science or math teacher you can get a job almost in the the country or abroad.
STIUDENT LOAN FORGIVNESS PROGRAMS
Federal programs such as the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program offers up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness, if eligible. An additional matching loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 may be provided by the state of Illinois if you teach in low-income areas.
Teachers are eligible to retire under the age of 60 with a pension after serving a predetermined number of years in the profession. The combination of years served and age varies depending on the state.
You have the opportunity to teach early, such as assisting in labs or participating in Outreach: a variety of events where Lewis University aims to bring science to high-need students and underrepresented communities
Engage in and give back to your local community by educating helping the next generation become well-rounded people, who will in turn have a positive impact on their peers and society
Become part of the growing alumni network at Lewis University