Substitute School Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for substitute school teachers is 40 years. The substitute school teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,232,774 in 2020!

Among substitute school teachers, we discovered that 64.8% of them are women, while 31.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among substitute school teachers is White, which makes up 61.2% of all substitute school teachers. Comparatively, there are 14.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Substitute school teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, substitute school teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about substitute school teacher demographics? We analyzed 3,350 substitute school teachers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Substitute School Teacher Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as substitute school teachers. Keep reading to find out what the results for substitute school teachers were.

Substitute School Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among substitute school teachers is White, which makes up 61.2% of all substitute school teachers. Comparatively, there are 14.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 61.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.7%
  • Black or African American, 12.2%
  • Asian, 8.1%
  • Unknown, 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Substitute School Teachers

The chart below shows that 64.4% of substitute school teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.3% and Polish is the third-most popular at 3.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 64.4%
  • French, 13.3%
  • Polish, 3.7%
  • Arabic, 3.0%
  • Italian, 2.2%
  • Other, 13.4%

Most Common Degree for Substitute School Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for substitute school teachers. The most common degree for substitute school teachers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 59% of substitute school teachers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 13% and rounding it off is associate degree with 12%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 59%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • High School Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 13%

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Substitute School Teacher Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among substitute school teachers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Substitute School Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the substitute school teacher position over time.

Male
Female
43%
41%
38%
36%
33%
31%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Substitute School Teacher Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of substitute school teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of substitute school teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Substitute School Teacher

By looking over 3,350 substitute school teachers resumes, we figured out that the average substitute school teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Substitute School Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of substitute school teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of substitute school teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Substitute School Teachers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, guitar instructor and rescue instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Early Childhood Education Instructor11%85%
Ballet Teacher11%82%
Horseback Riding Instructor13%78%
Substitute School Teacher32%65%
Guitar Teacher78%17%
Rescue Instructor79%14%
Guitar Instructor84%12%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Guitar Instructor
Rescue Instructor
Guitar Teacher
Substitute School Teacher
Horseback Riding Instructor
Ballet Teacher
Early Childhood Education Instructor
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Substitute School Teachers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to substitute school teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Administrator Assistant/Teacher's Assistant7.64%
Special Education Coordinator12.86%
Reading Instructor13.03%
Social Studies Teacher13.66%
Substitute School Teacher13.71%
Adjunct Assistant Professor25.12%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Substitute School Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$30,522
female-income
Female Income
$29,180

Substitute School Teacher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$32,089
$31,499
$30,909
$30,319
$29,729
$29,139
$28,549
$27,959
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Substitute School Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$26,558
Some College/ Associate Degree$28,440
Bachelor's Degree$29,549
Master's Degree$32,772
Doctorate Degree$35,331

Substitute School Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$37,749
$35,331
$32,913
$30,495
$28,077
$25,659
$23,241
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Substitute School Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where substitute school teachers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Substitute School Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 3,350 resumes, we found that the most popular places for substitute school teachers are NY, New York and FL, Orlando.

Number of Substitute School Teachers

Where Are Substitute School Teachers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country substitute school teachers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Substitute School Teacher Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ substitute school teachers. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most substitute school teachers is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire substitute school teachers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Substitute School Teacher Work In

Employees with the substitute school teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most substitute school teachers prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ substitute school teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and professional.

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Education

Non Profits

Professional

Utilities

Manufacturing

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