National » Education, Training, and Library » Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teacher Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Substitute Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$28,270
0.92% 8.28%
2016
$28,010
4.21% -
2015
$26,830
2.35% -
2014
$26,200
1.41% -
2013
$25,830
-0.39% -
2012
$25,930
- -

Table 2. Substitute Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

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
$36,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,610
Educational Services
$28,540
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,330
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Substitute Teachers by States

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
Hawaii
$46,650
Oregon
$45,410
District of Columbia
$42,500
California
$39,430
Alaska
$39,310
Washington
$37,710
North Dakota
$36,590
West Virginia
$36,000
Minnesota
$35,860
New York
$34,640
Nebraska
$34,280
Maryland
$32,410
Illinois
$31,040
Wisconsin
$30,700
Wyoming
$30,400
Virginia
$29,660
Iowa
$29,050
New Jersey
$28,460
Rhode Island
$28,350
South Dakota
$28,250
Pennsylvania
$28,150
Massachusetts
$28,070
Connecticut
$27,810
Kansas
$27,770
Nevada
$27,440
Ohio
$27,150
Utah
$26,070
Louisiana
$25,860
Arizona
$25,360
Vermont
$25,320
Michigan
$24,820
Florida
$24,590
Delaware
$24,590
Missouri
$24,060
Maine
$23,510
North Carolina
$23,270
Colorado
$23,200
Guam
$23,100
Texas
$22,780
New Hampshire
$22,740
South Carolina
$22,510
Montana
$22,360
New Mexico
$22,180
Kentucky
$21,160
Indiana
$21,110
Georgia
$20,540
Idaho
$19,990
Arkansas
$19,050
Oklahoma
$18,990
Mississippi
$18,770
Tennessee
$18,480
Alabama
$17,990



Related:

💰 Highest paying states for substitute teachers

💰 Highest paying cities for substitute teachers

💰 Highest paying industries for substitute teachers.