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
$18,430
25th Percentile Wage
$21,920
50th Percentile Wage
$28,340
75th Percentile Wage
$37,030
90th Percentile Wage
$46,500

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 $46,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid substitute teachers is $18,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,3404.13%7.76%
201527,1702.94%-
201426,3701.25%-
201326,040-0.38%-
201226,140--

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

The average salaries of substitute teachers in 20 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 $44,530. The lowest paying industry is the educational support services - local government owned industry (annual salary $20,000). 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
$44,530
Educational Services - State government owned
$43,550
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$36,770
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$34,310
Other Schools and Instruction
$31,960
Technical and Trade Schools
$31,740
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$31,450
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$30,280
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$28,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$28,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$28,360
Educational Services
$28,340
Educational Services - Local government owned
$28,330
Educational Services - Privately owned
$27,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$26,750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$26,670
Educational Support Services
$26,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$22,020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$20,250
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$20,000

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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