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 areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15,980
25th Percentile Wage
$16,730
50th Percentile Wage
$17,990
75th Percentile Wage
$19,250
90th Percentile Wage
$22,520

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 $22,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $17,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$17,990
0.11% 0.89%
2016
$17,970
0.45% -
2015
$17,890
1.06% -
2014
$17,700
0.06% -
2013
$17,690
-0.79% -
2012
$17,830
- -

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 Decatur (mean annual salary $18,660). The lowest paying area is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $17,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tuscaloosa
$18,720
Decatur
$18,660
Dothan
$18,040
Auburn-Opelika
$17,920
Montgomery
$17,890
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,890
Gadsden
$17,820
Birmingham-Hoover
$17,800
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$17,760
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,760
Anniston-Oxford
$17,690
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,680
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$17,440
Huntsville
$17,330




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