Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,500
25th Percentile Wage
$20,100
50th Percentile Wage
$22,780
75th Percentile Wage
$25,890
90th Percentile Wage
$30,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $30,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $22,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,500.

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
$22,780
1.27% 12.25%
2016
$22,490
2.49% -
2015
$21,930
4.97% -
2014
$20,840
2.74% -
2013
$20,270
1.38% -
2012
$19,990
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Texas ranges from $17,860 to $25,510. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $25,510. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Laredo (mean annual salary $24,420). The lowest paying area is Odessa with a median annual salary of $17,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$25,510
Laredo
$24,420
Brownsville-Harlingen
$24,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$23,850
Corpus Christi
$23,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$23,300
College Station-Bryan
$22,770
Sherman-Denison
$22,740
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$22,670
Abilene
$22,590
Fort Worth-Arlington
$22,560
Victoria
$22,500
Midland
$22,380
San Angelo
$22,160
Amarillo
$21,960
Wichita Falls
$21,600
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$21,590
El Paso
$21,300
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$20,810
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$20,780
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$20,740
Lubbock
$20,570
Longview
$20,240
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$20,200
Tyler
$20,180
Waco
$20,110
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$19,790
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$19,580
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$19,510
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$18,980
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$18,960
Texarkana-Texarkana
$18,920
Odessa
$17,860




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