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Working As A Substitute Teacher

  • $29,458

    Average Salary

What Does A Substitute Teacher Do

A Substitute Teacher works in the absence of the full-time classroom teacher. They ensure that normal classroom routines are followed and discipline is maintained.

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Average Length of Employment
Teacher 3.8 years
Head Teacher 3.3 years
Guest Teacher 2.4 years
Teacher/Tutor 2.4 years
Teacher Associate 2.4 years
Substitute Teacher 2.0 years
Co-Teacher 1.7 years
Teacher Internship 0.8 years
Top Careers Before Substitute Teacher
Teacher 14.0%
Internship 8.1%
Cashier 7.0%
Volunteer 4.7%
Tutor 4.6%
Instructor 2.8%
Teller 2.7%
Manager 2.5%
Secretary 2.5%
Server 2.3%
Top Careers After Substitute Teacher
Teacher 23.2%
Tutor 5.1%
Internship 4.6%
Cashier 4.3%
Volunteer 4.1%
Instructor 3.7%

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Substitute Teacher Demographics

Gender

Female

72.5%

Male

25.8%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.7%

Black or African American

12.5%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.6%

French

12.0%

German

4.1%

Arabic

3.3%

Italian

3.2%

Chinese

2.3%

Russian

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%

Japanese

2.1%

Mandarin

1.7%

Hindi

1.2%

Korean

1.1%

Greek

1.1%

Urdu

1.0%

Hebrew

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Polish

0.5%

Tagalog

0.4%

Dutch

0.4%

Swedish

0.3%
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Substitute Teacher Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.6%

Grand Canyon University

9.9%

Liberty University

9.2%

Ashford University

5.6%

University of Central Florida

4.7%

Walden University

4.7%

Capella University

4.3%

Michigan State University

4.3%

University of North Texas

3.8%

Wayne State University

3.6%

Texas State University

3.5%

Eastern Michigan University

3.5%

University of Houston

3.5%

University of South Florida

3.4%

Florida State University

3.3%

Kean University

3.3%

Texas A&M University

3.2%

Montclair State University

3.2%

Rowan University

3.2%

Western Michigan University

3.1%
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Majors

Elementary Education

15.6%

Education

12.4%

Business

12.1%

Psychology

7.5%

Special Education

5.4%

English

4.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

4.7%

Criminal Justice

4.5%

Early Childhood Education

4.4%

History

3.5%

Communication

3.2%

Social Work

3.0%

School Counseling

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.7%

Sociology

2.4%

Educational Leadership

2.3%

Nursing

2.2%

Biology

2.2%

Health Education

2.2%

Health Care Administration

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.3%

Masters

28.1%

Other

15.3%

Associate

6.3%

Certificate

4.0%

Doctorate

2.0%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.3%
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Real Substitute Teacher Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Substitute Teacher Ocean Charter School Los Angeles, CA Aug 10, 2015 $69,560
Substitute Teacher Greyhills Academy High School Tuba City, AZ Jan 20, 2012 $49,545
Substitute Teacher Greyhills Academy High School Tuba City, AZ Jan 10, 2011 $48,356
Substitute Teacher Ramah Navajo School Board of Education Hillsboro, NM Oct 20, 2009 $36,731
Substitute Teacher South Campus Palatine, IL Sep 22, 2012 $35,479
Substitute Teacher Eagle County Schools Edwards, CO Oct 22, 2007 $32,349
Substitute Teacher Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Minneapolis, MN Jul 09, 2012 $31,305
Substitute Teacher Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Minneapolis, MN Aug 20, 2012 $31,305
Substitute Teacher Artesia Public Schools Artesia, NM Dec 28, 2015 $29,573
Substitute Teacher Little Footprints Preschool San Francisco, CA May 18, 2015 $28,341

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Top Skills for A Substitute Teacher

  1. Classroom Management
  2. Teacher Lesson Plans
  3. Mathematics
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and implemented classroom management plans that promote a respectful and positive learning environment for students.
  • Implemented teacher lesson plans and supervised educational activities as directed by the school district's educational program.
  • Implemented curriculum's Saxon Mathematics and Journeys.
  • Substituted in General Education and Special Education classes.
  • Communicated effectively with educators from various grade levels.

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Top 10 Best States for Substitute Teachers

  1. Connecticut
  2. Alaska
  3. North Dakota
  4. Oregon
  5. Nevada
  6. Maryland
  7. California
  8. New Mexico
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Massachusetts
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