That is, if you really care about the money.

However, teachers don't generally get into this profession because they care about the money.

That said, it's nice to compensated well to do something you love and according to a new list, Illinois is one of the best states in the country to be a teacher.

WalletHub says "education jobs are some of the lowest-paying occupations that require a bachelor’s degree, and their salaries consistently fail to keep up with inflation."

Illinois teachers fare better apparently. A list of the top 5 states where teachers earn the most has just be published and Illinois is near the top.

Michigan took the top spot earning over $70,000 a year while Illinois teachers landed in the two spot making over $63,000.

Are you surprised to see Illinois teachers make so much money? Should they make more? Less? Let us know!