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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-3031 Substitute Teachers, Short-Term

Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacherís lesson plan. Excludes long-term substitute teachers who perform all the duties of a regular teacher; these teachers are coded within the 25-1000 or 25-2000 minor groups.


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)
587,120 1.5 % $15.61 $32,460 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.08 $10.99 $13.84 $17.95 $23.65
Annual Wage (2) $18,880 $22,860 $28,790 $37,340 $49,200


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 514,170 5.98 $15.56 $32,360
Employment Services 43,010 1.17 $15.39 $32,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,250 0.17 $19.82 $41,220
Educational Support Services 6,900 3.51 $14.02 $29,170
Child Day Care Services 6,410 0.69 $14.28 $29,690

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 514,170 5.98 $15.56 $32,360
Educational Support Services 6,900 3.51 $14.02 $29,170
Employment Services 43,010 1.17 $15.39 $32,000
Child Day Care Services 6,410 0.69 $14.28 $29,690
Other Schools and Instruction 1,410 0.30 $16.73 $34,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $32.01 $66,590
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.06 $22.28 $46,350
Technical and Trade Schools 390 0.29 $20.40 $42,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,250 0.17 $19.82 $41,220
Junior Colleges 1,630 0.23 $19.07 $39,670


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 103,210 5.94 1.49 $20.03 $41,650
Texas 85,390 6.87 1.72 $11.22 $23,340
New York 32,440 3.41 0.85 $19.83 $41,250
Virginia 25,350 6.54 1.64 $13.31 $27,680
Illinois 23,340 3.87 0.97 $16.95 $35,260




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)
Montana 4,740 10.14 2.54 $10.65 $22,160
Wyoming 2,470 9.04 2.26 $16.01 $33,300
West Virginia 5,400 7.70 1.93 $18.25 $37,970
Idaho 5,570 7.66 1.92 $11.32 $23,550
Kansas 10,290 7.39 1.85 $15.13 $31,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,760 4.35 1.09 $23.17 $48,200
Oregon 5,820 3.06 0.76 $21.50 $44,710
California 103,210 5.94 1.49 $20.03 $41,650
Massachusetts 7,850 2.17 0.54 $19.90 $41,390
New York 32,440 3.41 0.85 $19.83 $41,250





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 30,640 4.91 1.23 $20.24 $42,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 30,340 3.14 0.79 $19.81 $41,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 19,020 5.20 1.30 $10.97 $22,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 18,540 5.83 1.46 $15.30 $31,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,120 5.61 1.40 $11.59 $24,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 16,910 3.62 0.90 $18.08 $37,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 15,400 10.01 2.50 $18.77 $39,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,860 5.20 1.30 $20.64 $42,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,580 3.13 0.78 $12.08 $25,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 7,530 5.04 1.26 $18.90 $39,300