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 amongst Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,990
25th Percentile Wage
$19,410
50th Percentile Wage
$23,820
75th Percentile Wage
$29,280
90th Percentile Wage
$34,460

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 $34,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.65
25th Percentile Wage
$9.33
50th Percentile Wage
$11.45
75th Percentile Wage
$14.08
90th Percentile Wage
$16.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $16.57. The median hourly salary is $11.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.65.

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
201623,8207.26%6.63%
201522,0902.85%-
201421,460-1.86%-
201321,860-1.74%-
201222,240--

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 $18,770 to $34,430. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Florida is North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota with a median annual salary of $34,430. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $31,430). The lowest paying area is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $18,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$34,430
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$31,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$28,850
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$27,960
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$27,840
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$25,010
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$24,090
Gainesville
$22,100
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$21,850
Tallahassee
$21,070
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$21,020
Jacksonville
$19,780
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$19,280
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$18,890
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$18,770


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