Substitute Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of substitute teachers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare substitute teacher salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,810
25th Percentile Wage
$22,420
50th Percentile Wage
$28,540
75th Percentile Wage
$37,470
90th Percentile Wage
$47,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) substitute teachers is $47,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid substitute teachers is $18,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,540
0.70% 8.41%
2016
$28,340
4.13% -
2015
$27,170
2.94% -
2014
$26,370
1.25% -
2013
$26,040
-0.38% -
2012
$26,140
- -

Compare Substitute Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of substitute teachers in 27 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for substitute teacher occupations is the elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $45,540. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges - privately owned industry (annual salary $19,950). For detailed substitute teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$45,540
Educational Services - State government owned
$43,290
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$39,420
Other Schools and Instruction
$38,720
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$38,360
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$35,990
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$35,350
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$35,150
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$34,090
Technical and Trade Schools
$33,470
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$30,580
Educational Services - Local government owned
$28,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$28,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$28,540
Educational Services
$28,540
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$28,460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$27,780
Educational Support Services
$27,470
Educational Services - Privately owned
$27,400
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$27,180
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$27,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$27,030
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$26,840
Junior colleges - State government owned
$25,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$22,480
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$20,920
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$19,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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