Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,450
25th Percentile Wage
$26,460
50th Percentile Wage
$29,050
75th Percentile Wage
$32,370
90th Percentile Wage
$37,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $37,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,050
1.20% 5.71%
2016
$28,700
2.96% -
2015
$27,850
1.51% -
2014
$27,430
1.46% -
2013
$27,030
-1.33% -
2012
$27,390
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $25,510 to $32,180. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $32,180. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $29,990). The lowest paying area is Ames with a median annual salary of $25,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$32,180
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,990
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$28,940
Cedar Rapids
$28,830
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,740
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,390
Dubuque
$28,180
Iowa City
$27,840
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$27,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$26,380
Ames
$25,510




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