Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
626,750 1.4 % $14.25 $29,630 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.64 $10.10 $12.90 $16.89 $21.35
Annual Wage (2) $17,980 $21,000 $26,830 $35,120 $44,400


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 560,900 6.71 $14.40 $29,960
Employment Services 48,010 1.34 $12.77 $26,560
Educational Support Services 6,790 4.11 $11.65 $24,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,120 0.08 $14.78 $30,740
Child Day Care Services 2,460 0.29 $11.24 $23,370

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 560,900 6.71 $14.40 $29,960
Educational Support Services 6,790 4.11 $11.65 $24,240
Employment Services 48,010 1.34 $12.77 $26,560
Child Day Care Services 2,460 0.29 $11.24 $23,370
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.23 $16.86 $35,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 770 0.10 $21.59 $44,900
State Government (OES Designation) 390 0.02 $18.79 $39,090
Technical and Trade Schools 330 0.23 $16.86 $35,070
Civic and Social Organizations 90 0.02 $16.73 $34,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $15.98 $33,240


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 95,000 6.13 1.35 $18.59 $38,670
Texas 65,960 5.70 1.25 $10.85 $22,570
New York 45,380 5.05 1.11 $16.69 $34,720
Virginia 26,820 7.28 1.60 $14.31 $29,760
Michigan 26,080 6.29 1.38 $12.32 $25,620



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 3,000 10.58 2.33 $12.97 $26,980
Vermont 2,960 9.74 2.14 $12.42 $25,840
Idaho 5,630 8.77 1.93 $9.44 $19,630
Hawaii 5,340 8.61 1.89 $20.48 $42,590
Alabama 14,790 7.85 1.73 $8.50 $17,670



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,860 5.68 1.25 $22.07 $45,900
Oregon 11,720 6.76 1.49 $21.28 $44,270
Hawaii 5,340 8.61 1.89 $20.48 $42,590
West Virginia 2,280 3.23 0.71 $18.80 $39,100
California 95,000 6.13 1.35 $18.59 $38,670




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 20,780 3.21 0.71 $17.37 $36,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 19,420 4.73 1.04 $19.51 $40,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 17,080 13.04 2.87 $19.08 $39,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,930 5.44 1.20 $12.09 $25,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,230 5.89 1.30 $15.16 $31,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,970 2.79 0.61 $19.72 $41,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,760 4.19 0.92 $11.10 $23,090
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 9,080 7.12 1.57 $17.21 $35,800
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8,840 8.12 1.79 $20.70 $43,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,310 3.35 0.74 $10.44 $21,710