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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a guest teacher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $17.68 an hour? That's $36,782 a year!

What Does a Guest Teacher Do

There are certain skills that many guest teachers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed physical stamina, communication skills and resourcefulness.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a guest teacher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 25.1% of guest teachers included classroom management, while 11.1% of resumes included lesson plans, and 6.5% of resumes included student learning. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Guest Teacher

If you're interested in becoming a guest teacher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 53.3% of guest teachers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 30.4% of guest teachers have master's degrees. Even though most guest teachers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a guest teacher. When we researched the most common majors for a guest teacher, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on guest teacher resumes include associate degree degrees or doctoral degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a guest teacher. In fact, many guest teacher jobs require experience in a role such as teacher. Meanwhile, many guest teachers also have previous career experience in roles such as student teacher or substitute teacher.

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Average Salary$36,782

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Guest Teacher Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Guest Teacher. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Guest Teacher Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Guest Teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Guest Teacher Career Paths

Top Careers Before Guest Teacher

Teacher
17.5%

Top Careers After Guest Teacher

Teacher
22.5%

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Average Salary for a Guest Teacher

Guest Teachers in America make an average salary of $36,782 per year or $18 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $78,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$36,782

Best Paying Cities

Average Salary
Salary Range26k - 81k$46k$46,350
Salary Range22k - 65k$38k$38,414
Salary Range22k - 54k$35k$35,099
$22k
$81k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Permanent Guest Teacher High & Middle School for The
Permanent Guest Teacher High & Middle School for The
Worthington Schools
Worthington Schools
09/03/2020
09/03/2020
$33,91409/03/2020
$33,914
Long Term Guest Teacher-6Th Grade Science
Long Term Guest Teacher-6Th Grade Science
Yukon Public Schools
Yukon Public Schools
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$18,26107/23/2020
$18,261
Permanent Guest Teacher Elementary for The
Permanent Guest Teacher Elementary for The
Worthington Schools
Worthington Schools
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$33,91407/17/2020
$33,914
Guest (Substitute) Teacher for
Guest (Substitute) Teacher for
Aspen School District
Aspen School District
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$36,52306/11/2020
$36,523
Guest Teacher-School Year
Guest Teacher-School Year
Yukon Public Schools
Yukon Public Schools
04/25/2020
04/25/2020
$15,65304/25/2020
$15,653
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Guest Teacher Demographics

Gender

female

63.1%

male

32.1%

unknown

4.8%

Ethnicity

White

64.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Black or African American

9.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.9%

German

9.1%

French

8.3%
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Guest Teacher Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

53.3%

Masters

30.4%

Certificate

6.4%

Top Colleges for Guest Teachers

1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Tuition and fees
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Tuition and fees
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Tuition and fees
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Tuition and fees
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

5. SUNY at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Tuition and fees
$10,099
Enrollment
21,404

6. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Tuition and fees
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

7. California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

Tuition and fees
$6,798
Enrollment
31,503

8. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

Tuition and fees
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

9. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

Tuition and fees
$10,555
Enrollment
30,360

10. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

Tuition and fees
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Guest Teacher

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Top Skills For a Guest Teacher

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 25.1% of guest teachers listed classroom management on their resume, but soft skills such as physical stamina and communication skills are important as well.

  • Classroom Management, 25.1%
  • Lesson Plans, 11.1%
  • Student Learning, 6.5%
  • K-12, 6.0%
  • Substitute Teaching, 5.4%
  • Other Skills, 45.9%
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Best States For a Guest Teacher

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a guest teacher. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, California, New York, and Nevada. Guest teachers make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $45,868. Whereas in California and New York, they would average $45,476 and $42,718, respectively. While guest teachers would only make an average of $42,345 in Nevada, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Nevada

Total Guest Teacher Jobs:
1,335
Highest 10% Earn:
$109,000
Location Quotient:
12.59
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. California

Total Guest Teacher Jobs:
2,982
Highest 10% Earn:
$114,000
Location Quotient:
1.55
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Massachusetts

Total Guest Teacher Jobs:
641
Highest 10% Earn:
$102,000
Location Quotient:
1.29
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Guest Teacher Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a guest teacher. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

At Zippia, we went through countless guest teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Learn How To Write a Guest Teacher Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless guest teacher resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

View Detailed Information

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Top Guest Teacher Employers

1. Clark County School District
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$47,260
Guest Teachers Hired: 
219+
2. Barron Collier High School
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$42,122
Guest Teachers Hired: 
47+
3. Norfolk Public Schools
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$37,586
Guest Teachers Hired: 
38+
4. Denver Public Library
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$42,512
Guest Teachers Hired: 
37+
5. San Juan Unified School District
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$38,756
Guest Teachers Hired: 
22+
6. Norman North High School
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$37,915
Guest Teachers Hired: 
20+

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