- There were a total of 268,608 active and retired TRS
members in 2017. Therefore, the $100 K Club comprised just 11.4 percent of
these TRS members. In other words, 88.6 percent of active and retired
teachers in Illinois were not members of the $100 K Club.
- School districts throughout Illinois paid 18,760
teachers a salary of $100,000 or more in 2017, out of a total of 160,488
- There were 11,732 retired members receiving a
pension of $100,000 or more in 2017 – out of a total of 108,120.
- The average active TRS member salary in 2017 was $71,773. The average TRS pension in 2017 was $54,180.
TRS did not provide OpenTheBooks.com with any member addresses or other personally identifiable information, but was required by the FOIA law to sort member salary and pension information by the school districts where active members were employed and by the last districts that employed retired members.