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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 $46,650, Hawaii is the highest paying state for substitute teachers. It is followed by Oregon (average annual salary $45,410). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Hawaii
$46,650
$37,920 2,630
2 Oregon
$45,410
$40,470 6,230
3 District of Columbia
$42,500
$26,630 70
4 California
$39,430
$31,880 106,790
5 Alaska
$39,310
$26,210 1,630
6 Washington
$37,710
$31,420 15,370
7 North Dakota
$36,590
$24,080 440
8 West Virginia
$36,000
$19,120 3,190
9 Minnesota
$35,860
$27,100 6,020
10 New York
$34,640
$22,460 37,370
11 Nebraska
$34,280
$26,630 3,600
12 Maryland
$32,410
$20,070 8,760
13 Illinois
$31,040
$20,570 21,650
14 Wisconsin
$30,700
$25,210 12,660
15 Wyoming
$30,400
$25,400 2,940
16 Virginia
$29,660
$18,240 27,870
17 Iowa
$29,050
$24,450 9,260
18 New Jersey
$28,460
$22,840 22,510
19 Rhode Island
$28,350
$20,550 2,130
20 South Dakota
$28,250
$23,490 930
21 Pennsylvania
$28,150
$19,880 17,530
22 Massachusetts
$28,070
$22,990 7,990
23 Connecticut
$27,810
$21,560 6,400
24 Kansas
$27,770
$19,850 10,310
25 Nevada
$27,440
$22,500 6,870
26 Ohio
$27,150
$20,030 18,030
27 Utah
$26,070
$17,540 7,780
28 Louisiana
$25,860
$17,170 200
29 Arizona
$25,360
$21,220 4,910
30 Vermont
$25,320
$21,380 3,440
31 Michigan
$24,820
$20,400 23,450
32 Florida
$24,590
$18,310 16,050
33 Delaware
$24,590
$18,540 970
34 Missouri
$24,060
$18,420 11,040
35 Maine
$23,510
$19,620 2,200
36 North Carolina
$23,270
$19,350 19,800
37 Colorado
$23,200
$17,660 290
38 Guam
$23,100
$20,450 520
39 Texas
$22,780
$17,500 69,500
40 New Hampshire
$22,740
$19,710 2,540
41 South Carolina
$22,510
$16,970 6,250
42 Montana
$22,360
$18,200 5,140
43 New Mexico
$22,180
$16,900 3,330
44 Kentucky
$21,160
$16,710 200
45 Indiana
$21,110
$16,670 16,790
46 Georgia
$20,540
$16,510 16,610
47 Idaho
$19,990
$16,410 6,320
48 Arkansas
$19,050
$16,230 4,590
49 Oklahoma
$18,990
$16,210 6,610
50 Mississippi
$18,770
$16,160 7,690
51 Tennessee
$18,480
$16,060 4,880
52 Alabama
$17,990
$15,980 10,500
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