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Substitute Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of substitute teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare substitute teacher salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,210
25th Percentile Wage
$24,330
50th Percentile Wage
$36,260
75th Percentile Wage
$48,490
90th Percentile Wage
$58,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $58,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid substitute teachers is $20,210.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,260
17.43% 35.49%
2016
$29,940
5.98% -
2015
$28,150
1.03% -
2014
$27,860
5.10% -
2013
$26,440
11.54% -
2012
$23,390
- -

Compare Substitute Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of substitute teachers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $42,960. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $28,660). For detailed substitute teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,960
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,510
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$36,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$28,970
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$28,710
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$28,660

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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