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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers amongst Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,990
25th Percentile Wage
$24,210
50th Percentile Wage
$28,070
75th Percentile Wage
$35,390
90th Percentile Wage
$45,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,990.

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
$28,070
3.53% 11.79%
2016
$27,080
0.81% -
2015
$26,860
2.35% -
2014
$26,230
-0.46% -
2013
$26,350
6.03% -
2012
$24,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $24,280 to $34,000. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $34,000. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $33,810). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $24,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$34,000
Framingham
$33,810
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$32,750
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$30,310
Peabody
$29,630
Worcester
$29,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$28,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$27,790
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$27,090
Barnstable Town
$26,580
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$26,170
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$26,030
New Bedford
$25,080
Springfield
$24,800
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$24,730
Pittsfield
$24,280




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