Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-3098 Substitute Teachers

Teach students in a public or private school when the regular teacher is unavailable.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
622,600 1.4 % $14.32 $29,790 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.46 $9.82 $12.60 $16.70 $21.06
Annual Wage (2) $17,600 $20,430 $26,200 $34,740 $43,800


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 578,260 6.96 $14.44 $30,030
Employment Services 31,600 0.91 $12.77 $26,560
Educational Support Services 4,520 3.03 $11.95 $24,860
Child Day Care Services 2,320 0.29 $11.01 $22,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,240 0.04 $14.36 $29,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 578,260 6.96 $14.44 $30,030
Educational Support Services 4,520 3.03 $11.95 $24,860
Employment Services 31,600 0.91 $12.77 $26,560
Child Day Care Services 2,320 0.29 $11.01 $22,910
Technical and Trade Schools 250 0.17 $14.77 $30,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 90 0.12 $17.68 $36,780
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $17.16 $35,700
Junior Colleges 480 0.06 $16.33 $33,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $15.73 $32,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 260 0.01 $14.93 $31,050


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 87,890 5.81 1.26 $18.41 $38,290
Texas 55,900 4.98 1.08 $10.27 $21,370
New York 47,490 5.39 1.17 $17.23 $35,840
Virginia 27,220 7.46 1.62 $13.82 $28,740
New Jersey 23,840 6.16 1.34 $14.05 $29,210



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 2,820 9.96 2.16 $12.50 $26,000
Vermont 2,980 9.90 2.15 $12.50 $25,990
Idaho 5,730 9.12 1.98 $9.29 $19,320
Alabama 16,740 9.01 1.96 $8.34 $17,340
Hawaii 5,010 8.18 1.78 $20.05 $41,710



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,960 6.02 1.31 $21.57 $44,860
Oregon 11,540 6.86 1.49 $21.01 $43,700
Hawaii 5,010 8.18 1.78 $20.05 $41,710
California 87,890 5.81 1.26 $18.41 $38,290
Washington 16,670 5.75 1.25 $17.60 $36,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,690 3.10 0.67 $20.49 $42,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,540 3.83 0.83 $20.03 $41,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,800 6.22 1.35 $14.65 $30,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13,400 10.72 2.33 $18.55 $38,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,390 4.71 1.02 $11.08 $23,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,680 4.47 0.97 $9.59 $19,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,510 7.53 1.64 $17.54 $36,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 9,220 6.98 1.52 $17.65 $36,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,760 2.33 0.51 $19.51 $40,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8,750 8.29 1.80 $20.56 $42,770