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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,210
25th Percentile Wage
$27,300
50th Percentile Wage
$30,700
75th Percentile Wage
$37,170
90th Percentile Wage
$46,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,210.

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
$30,700
5.31% 8.34%
2016
$29,070
2.03% -
2015
$28,480
2.04% -
2014
$27,900
-1.25% -
2013
$28,250
0.39% -
2012
$28,140
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $23,910 to $36,830. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in Wisconsin is Appleton with a median annual salary of $36,830. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $36,450). The lowest paying area is Eau Claire with a median annual salary of $23,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Appleton
$36,830
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$36,450
Duluth
$35,240
Racine
$33,120
Green Bay
$32,780
Janesville
$32,740
Madison
$31,510
Fond du Lac
$31,500
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$31,190
Lake County-Kenosha County
$31,000
La Crosse
$30,910
Oshkosh-Neenah
$30,220
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$30,150
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,840
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,370
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,070
Wausau
$28,040
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$27,090
Sheboygan
$25,820
Eau Claire
$23,910




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