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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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,420
25th Percentile Wage
$20,890
50th Percentile Wage
$24,060
75th Percentile Wage
$28,260
90th Percentile Wage
$31,610

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 $31,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,420.

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
$24,060
2.91% 0.00%
2016
$23,360
-1.71% -
2015
$23,760
-1.47% -
2014
$24,110
1.62% -
2013
$23,720
-1.43% -
2012
$24,060
- -

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 $18,700 to $29,630. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $29,630. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $25,550). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $18,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$29,630
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$25,550
St Louis
$25,400
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$25,150
St Joseph
$24,530
Jefferson City
$23,760
Springfield
$22,940
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,860
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$22,770
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$21,120
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$21,020
Joplin
$19,360
Columbia
$18,700




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