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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,880
25th Percentile Wage
$25,320
50th Percentile Wage
$28,150
75th Percentile Wage
$31,000
90th Percentile Wage
$38,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,880.

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
$28,150
1.07% 6.32%
2016
$27,850
0.86% -
2015
$27,610
1.30% -
2014
$27,250
0.73% -
2013
$27,050
2.51% -
2012
$26,370
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $17,840 to $34,960. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $34,960. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre (mean annual salary $34,580). The lowest paying area is State College with a median annual salary of $17,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$34,960
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$34,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$29,960
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,930
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$29,290
Lancaster
$28,360
York-Hanover
$28,240
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$27,900
Williamsport
$27,820
Reading
$27,740
Newark-Union
$27,720
Pittsburgh
$27,550
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$26,700
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$26,590
Erie
$25,440
Altoona
$24,480
Johnstown
$23,910
Lebanon
$23,200
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$23,180
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$22,730
State College
$17,840




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