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Highest Paying Industries for Substitute Teachers

The top 59 highest paying industries for substitute teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $43,550, other schools and instruction - local government owned is the highest paying industry for substitute teachers. It is followed by elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry (average annual salary $43,190). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of substitute teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 59 Highest Paying Industries for Substitute Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$43,550
50
2 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$43,190
5,230
3 Educational Services - State government owned
$43,110
5,290
4 State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,740
5,770
5 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$34,360
460
6 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$34,200
480
7 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$34,090
30
8 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,960
260
9 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,730
70
10 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$29,790
n/a
11 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$29,480
470
12 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$29,120
80
13 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$28,410
50
14 Technical and Trade Schools
$28,100
250
15 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$27,860
2,720
16 Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,860
2,720
17 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$27,610
n/a
18 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$27,180
90
19 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$27,180
90
20 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$26,990
30
21 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$26,990
30
22 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$26,990
30
23 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,810
30
24 Educational Services - Privately owned
$26,700
29,370
25 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$26,590
2,240
26 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$26,440
26,340
27 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$26,380
578,260
28 Educational Services
$26,370
584,120
29 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$26,350
557,470
30 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$26,250
546,690
31 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$26,220
551,700
32 Educational Services - Local government owned
$26,220
549,460
33 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$26,080
200
34 Other Schools and Instruction
$25,920
320
35 Civic and Social Organizations
$25,750
150
36 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$25,610
140
37 Educational Support Services
$25,260
4,520
38 Temporary Help Services
$24,680
25,810
39 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$24,500
220
40 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$24,440
270
41 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$24,310
190
42 Employment Services
$24,170
31,600
43 Administrative and Support Services
$24,170
31,620
44 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,170
31,620
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$24,140
170
46 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$24,030
330
47 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$23,870
210
48 Other Residential Care Facilities
$22,560
110
49 Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,440
3,370
50 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$21,030
2,100
51 Social Assistance
$20,930
2,960
52 Child Day Care Services
$20,800
2,320
53 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$20,540
440
54 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,540
440
55 Individual and Family Services
$19,680
440
56 Religious Organizations
$19,170
170
57 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$18,810
80
58 Social Advocacy Organizations
$18,750
90
59 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$18,260
30
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