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Highest Paying States for Substitute Teachers

The highest paying states 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 of substitute teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $45,660, Oregon is the highest paying state for substitute teachers. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $44,510). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of substitute teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Substitute Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Oregon
$45,660
$40,820 10,780
2 Hawaii
$44,510
$34,130 5,240
3 Alaska
$38,830
$27,720 1,600
4 California
$38,240
$30,520 107,610
5 West Virginia
$37,310
$31,180 2,400
6 Washington
$36,930
$29,930 15,550
7 District of Columbia
$36,530
$24,490 120
8 Minnesota
$32,770
$25,690 4,560
9 New York
$32,670
$21,880 43,170
10 Nebraska
$32,490
$26,200 3,620
11 Maryland
$32,410
$20,070 8,020
12 Illinois
$29,800
$19,380 19,340
13 Virginia
$29,660
$18,240 27,400
14 Wisconsin
$29,070
$23,280 15,020
15 Wyoming
$28,770
$21,740 2,840
16 Iowa
$28,700
$22,340 9,540
17 Connecticut
$28,680
$20,990 6,890
18 New Jersey
$28,460
$22,460 24,620
19 Nevada
$28,200
$22,070 6,190
20 Rhode Island
$28,190
$20,430 2,550
21 South Dakota
$28,000
$23,000 850
22 Pennsylvania
$27,850
$18,680 15,180
23 Kansas
$27,590
$18,650 9,110
24 Massachusetts
$27,080
$20,820 8,080
25 Arizona
$26,790
$20,310 5,340
26 Ohio
$25,830
$19,020 18,290
27 Utah
$24,890
$17,580 6,950
28 Vermont
$24,520
$20,660 3,210
29 Delaware
$23,940
$18,220 970
30 Florida
$23,820
$17,990 17,400
31 Michigan
$23,810
$19,750 22,530
32 North Carolina
$23,390
$19,750 17,800
33 Missouri
$23,360
$18,370 11,590
34 Colorado
$23,200
$17,660 290
35 New Hampshire
$22,960
$20,040 2,240
36 Maine
$22,800
$17,810 2,010
37 New Mexico
$22,530
$16,960 3,500
38 Texas
$22,490
$17,180 64,830
39 Louisiana
$22,170
$16,900 490
40 Montana
$21,690
$17,980 3,820
41 South Carolina
$21,610
$16,690 6,800
42 Indiana
$20,720
$16,470 15,220
43 Idaho
$19,830
$16,260 5,050
44 Georgia
$19,810
$16,330 15,330
45 Tennessee
$19,090
$16,250 5,520
46 Arkansas
$19,050
$16,230 4,590
47 Kentucky
$18,990
$16,000 140
48 Oklahoma
$18,500
$16,070 6,700
49 Mississippi
$18,090
$16,080 5,880
50 Alabama
$17,970
$16,040 11,820
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