Substitute School Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$33,000
$12,000
$33,000
$83,000
The average substitute school teacher makes about $33,041 per year. That's $15.89 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $13,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $83,000. Many of substitute school teachers seem to be drawn to professional and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case substitute school teachers tend to work at utilities, internet, and education companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Oregon and California pay substitute school teachers the highest salaries.
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Map of Substitute School Teacher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Substitute School Teachers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Substitute School Teacher Salary By Location

While a substitute school teacher can average a salary of $33,041 per year, or $15.89 per hour, there are many opportunities for substitute school teachers to make more. For example, in Santa Rosa, CA you might make $53,533 per year. Other high-paying locations include Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA and Fort Collins, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Santa Rosa, CA where the average starting salary is $16,000. The highest paying states for substitute school teachers include Alaska, Oregon and California. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Florida offer the lowest salaries.

Average Substitute School Teacher Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Oakland Unified School District and Wicomico County Public Schools as they offer the highest salaries for substitute school teachers.

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Average Substitute School Teacher Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, substitute school teacher salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that utilities, internet, and education companies tend to offer much higher salaries for substitute school teachers. For example, substitute school teachers make a whopping average salary of $43,161 while working for utilities companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $38,061 at internet companies and $32,594 at education companies. But substitute school teachers may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $26,180.

Industry
Average Salary
Utilities
Utilities
$43,161
$43k
Internet
Internet
$38,061
$38k
Education
Education
$32,594
$33k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$31,993
$32k
Professional
Professional
$26,180
$26k

Substitute School Teacher Salary History

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Recently Added Substitute School Teacher Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Kokua
Kokua
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$27,914
$27,914
07/31/2020
Kokua
Kokua
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$30,262
$30,262
07/27/2020
Kokua
Kokua
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$30,262
$30,262
07/27/2020
Kokua
Kokua
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
Substitute Teacher School Year
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$22,174
$22,174
07/27/2020
Substitute Teachers for The School Year
Substitute Teachers for The School Year
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$24,783
$24,783
07/27/2020
Derby Public Schools
Derby Public Schools
Substitute Teachers-School Year
Substitute Teachers-School Year
Substitute Teachers-School Year
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$13,696
$13,696
07/23/2020
Micds
Micds
Lower School Substitute Teacher
Lower School Substitute Teacher
Lower School Substitute Teacher
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$30,262
$30,262
07/09/2020
Parkway School District Substitute Teacher
Parkway School District Substitute Teacher
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$24,783
$24,783
07/09/2020
Dcsdk12
Dcsdk12
Licensed Substitute Teaching Positions for School Year
Licensed Substitute Teaching Positions for School Year
Licensed Substitute Teaching Positions for School Year
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$114,785
$114,785
06/30/2020
Substitute Teachers at Santa Rosa City Schools, District-Wide
Substitute Teachers at Santa Rosa City Schools, District-Wide
06/07/2020
06/07/2020
$39,131
$39,131
06/07/2020