The salary statistics of substitute teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of substitute teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The substitute teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$18,810|
|25th Percentile Wage||$22,310|
|50th Percentile Wage||$28,270|
|75th Percentile Wage||$37,110|
|90th Percentile Wage||$47,180|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) substitute teachers is $47,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,810. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of substitute teachers in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for substitute teachers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $36,260. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $22,540).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
From the above tables we note that not only substitute teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of substitute teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,990 to $46,650. The highest paying state for substitute teachers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $46,650. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $17,990. For more salary information of substitute teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |