Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,040
25th Percentile Wage
$16,770
50th Percentile Wage
$17,970
75th Percentile Wage
$19,180
90th Percentile Wage
$20,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $20,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.71
25th Percentile Wage
$8.06
50th Percentile Wage
$8.64
75th Percentile Wage
$9.22
90th Percentile Wage
$9.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $9.90. The median hourly salary is $8.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.71.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201617,9700.45%0.78%
201517,8901.06%-
201417,7000.06%-
201317,690-0.79%-
201217,830--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Alabama ranges from $17,330 to $18,720. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Alabama is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $18,720. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $18,380). The lowest paying area is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $17,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tuscaloosa
$18,720
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$18,380
Dothan
$18,040
Auburn-Opelika
$18,010
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,890
Montgomery
$17,870
Birmingham-Hoover
$17,780
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,780
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$17,760
Anniston-Oxford
$17,690
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,460
Gadsden
$17,440
Huntsville
$17,330


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