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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,180
25th Percentile Wage
$19,690
50th Percentile Wage
$22,490
75th Percentile Wage
$25,840
90th Percentile Wage
$30,070

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 $30,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $22,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.26
25th Percentile Wage
$9.47
50th Percentile Wage
$10.81
75th Percentile Wage
$12.43
90th Percentile Wage
$14.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $14.46. The median hourly salary is $10.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.26.

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
201622,4902.49%11.12%
201521,9304.97%-
201420,8402.74%-
201320,2701.38%-
201219,990--

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 $18,560 to $25,320. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $25,320. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Corpus Christi (mean annual salary $23,590). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$25,320
Corpus Christi
$23,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$23,340
Abilene
$23,330
Sherman-Denison
$23,310
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$23,010
Midland
$22,800
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$22,700
Fort Worth-Arlington
$22,580
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$22,270
San Angelo
$22,160
Amarillo
$21,370
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$21,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$21,210
Longview
$20,770
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$20,430
Wichita Falls
$20,110
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$20,010
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$19,840
El Paso
$19,610
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$18,960
Laredo
$18,870
Waco
$18,790
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$18,670
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$18,560



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