Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,310
25th Percentile Wage
$19,860
50th Percentile Wage
$24,590
75th Percentile Wage
$30,340
90th Percentile Wage
$36,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $36,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,310.

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
$24,590
3.13% 9.56%
2016
$23,820
7.26% -
2015
$22,090
2.85% -
2014
$21,460
-1.86% -
2013
$21,860
-1.74% -
2012
$22,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Florida ranges from $18,510 to $32,800. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Florida is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota with a median annual salary of $32,800. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $32,370). The lowest paying area is Sebastian-Vero Beach with a median annual salary of $18,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$32,800
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$32,370
Naples-Marco Island
$31,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$30,140
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$28,010
Tallahassee
$27,830
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$27,800
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$27,160
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$26,630
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$26,210
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$25,320
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$25,170
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$23,250
Gainesville
$22,460
Port St Lucie
$21,800
Ocala
$21,250
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$21,150
Jacksonville
$20,560
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$19,880
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$19,730
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$19,330
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$19,140
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$19,040
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$18,510




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