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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 among Massachusetts 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,820
25th Percentile Wage
$22,920
50th Percentile Wage
$27,080
75th Percentile Wage
$32,870
90th Percentile Wage
$42,350

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 $42,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.01
25th Percentile Wage
$11.02
50th Percentile Wage
$13.02
75th Percentile Wage
$15.80
90th Percentile Wage
$20.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $20.36. The median hourly salary is $13.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.01.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,0800.81%8.57%
201526,8602.35%-
201426,230-0.46%-
201326,3506.03%-
201224,760--

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 $21,530 to $33,220. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $33,220. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $32,620). The lowest paying area is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $21,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$33,220
Framingham
$32,620
Peabody
$28,920
Worcester
$28,620
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$28,320
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$28,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$27,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$26,930
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$26,030
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$25,130
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$24,730
New Bedford
$24,410
Springfield
$24,040
Barnstable Town
$21,530


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