How much does a Substitute Teacher make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$41,388 / yrTotal Pay
$39,226 / yrBase Pay
$2,162 / yrAdditional Pay

$41,388

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$28K$61K
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The estimated total pay for a Substitute Teacher is $41,388 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $39,226 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,162 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Substitute Teacher Intern

$36,912 /yr
Substitute Teacher Intern
$41,388 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Substitute Teacher

Some related job titles are Elementary Teacher Salaries with median pay of $52,490, Preschool Teacher Salaries with median pay of $38,393, Substitute School Teacher Salaries with median pay of $49,906, Long Term Substitute Teacher Salaries with median pay of $44,374.

Top Paying Companies

For a Substitute Teacher in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Substitute Teacher in United States. Employers include Houston ISD, Downey USD and KIPP Schools.

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Houston ISD
$58,785/yr
Total Pay Trajectory

For Substitute Teacher Intern

$41,388 /yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Substitute Teacher in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Substitute Teacher in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $50,244, Information Technology with a median total pay of $47,943, Education with a median total pay of $47,483, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $45,047, and Healthcare with a median total pay of $44,209.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$50,244

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$47,943

    1% Higher than other industries

  • EducationEducation$47,483

    0% Lower than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$45,047

    5% Lower than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$44,209

    7% Lower than other industries

Government & Public Administration

Top paying companies in Government & Public Administration for Substitute Teacher are New York City Department of Education, Hawaii State Department of Education, and City of New York.

New York City Department of EducationNew York City Department of Education$56,236/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

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Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$23,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Long-term Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$24

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Certified Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$25

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$30,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Substitute Teacher

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Substitute Teacher pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Substitute Teacher is $39,226 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Substitute Teacher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 16696 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Substitute Teacher employees.

The highest salary for a Substitute Teacher in United States is $57,486 per year.

The lowest salary for a Substitute Teacher in United States is $26,767 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Substitute Teacher or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Substitute Teacher.