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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,370
25th Percentile Wage
$20,670
50th Percentile Wage
$23,360
75th Percentile Wage
$27,400
90th Percentile Wage
$31,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $31,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.83
25th Percentile Wage
$9.94
50th Percentile Wage
$11.23
75th Percentile Wage
$13.18
90th Percentile Wage
$14.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $14.97. The median hourly salary is $11.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.83.

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
201623,360-1.71%-3.00%
201523,760-1.47%-
201424,1101.62%-
201323,720-1.43%-
201224,060--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Missouri ranges from $19,510 to $27,200. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $27,200. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Jefferson City (mean annual salary $26,610). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$27,200
Jefferson City
$26,610
St Joseph
$24,530
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$24,450
St Louis
$24,110
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,890
Springfield
$22,820
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$22,340
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,080
Joplin
$21,580
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$20,840
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$19,510


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