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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers among Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,230
25th Percentile Wage
$17,290
50th Percentile Wage
$19,050
75th Percentile Wage
$22,630
90th Percentile Wage
$26,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $26,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.80
25th Percentile Wage
$8.31
50th Percentile Wage
$9.16
75th Percentile Wage
$10.88
90th Percentile Wage
$12.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $12.88. The median hourly salary is $9.16. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.80.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201419,050-0.47%1.31%
201319,1401.78%-
201218,800--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Arkansas ranges from $17,430 to $27,730. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $27,730. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $21,310). The lowest paying area is Jonesboro with a median annual salary of $17,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$27,730
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$21,310
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$19,030
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,510
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$18,390
Jonesboro
$17,430


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