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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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 Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
Industry profile for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
Geographic profile for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term

National estimates for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
444,530 1.2 % $ 20.95 $ 43,570 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.74 $ 14.36 $ 17.97 $ 23.36 $ 30.36
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,420 $ 29,880 $ 37,380 $ 48,590 $ 63,140


Industry profile for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 376,340 4.38 $ 21.46 $ 44,650
Employment Services 41,800 1.11 $ 17.72 $ 36,870
Child Care Services 8,570 0.91 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
Educational Support Services 7,070 2.78 $ 17.49 $ 36,370
Local Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 3,170 0.06 $ 19.06 $ 39,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 376,340 4.38 $ 21.46 $ 44,650
Educational Support Services 7,070 2.78 $ 17.49 $ 36,370
Employment Services 41,800 1.11 $ 17.72 $ 36,870
Child Care Services 8,570 0.91 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
Technical and Trade Schools 420 0.29 $ 18.93 $ 39,360

Top paying industries for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 920 0.03 $ 30.50 $ 63,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $ 29.20 $ 60,740
Junior Colleges 460 0.07 $ 28.00 $ 58,250
Religious Organizations 490 0.25 $ 26.00 $ 54,080
State Government, excluding Schools and Hospitals (OEWS Designation) 740 0.03 $ 23.90 $ 49,720


Geographic profile for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 72,710 4.05 1.38 $ 27.04 $ 56,240
Texas 54,240 4.00 1.37 $ 15.61 $ 32,460
New York 32,540 3.46 1.18 $ 22.92 $ 47,680
Virginia 20,390 5.12 1.75 $ 19.33 $ 40,200
North Carolina 17,970 3.75 1.28 $ 15.74 $ 32,740


Map of location quotient of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2023


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 2,280 8.35 2.85 $ 16.72 $ 34,770
West Virginia 4,670 6.78 2.32 $ 24.72 $ 51,420
Kansas 8,490 6.01 2.05 $ 16.57 $ 34,460
Alaska 1,860 5.98 2.04 (8) (8)
Vermont 1,620 5.38 1.84 $ 18.19 $ 37,840


Map of annual mean wages of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 9,000 3.12 1.07 $ 33.52 $ 69,730
Connecticut 4,410 2.66 0.91 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
Oregon 3,990 2.05 0.70 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
California 72,710 4.05 1.38 $ 27.04 $ 56,240
North Dakota 440 1.07 0.36 $ 25.09 $ 52,180



Map of employment of substitute teachers, short-term by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 25,880 2.73 0.93 $ 23.07 $ 47,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 20,650 3.34 1.14 $ 27.04 $ 56,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,540 5.20 1.78 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,660 4.42 1.51 $ 21.25 $ 44,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,440 2.89 0.99 $ 17.31 $ 36,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,190 3.62 1.24 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9,790 5.89 2.01 $ 26.33 $ 54,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,610 2.13 0.73 $ 21.18 $ 44,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,140 2.62 0.90 $ 24.62 $ 51,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 7,130 2.94 1.00 $ 31.67 $ 65,870


Map of location quotient of substitute teachers, short-term by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merced, CA 1,240 15.86 5.42 $ 23.83 $ 49,570
Madera, CA 820 15.85 5.42 $ 25.28 $ 52,590
Fresno, CA 5,530 13.52 4.62 $ 21.43 $ 44,580
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,770 10.49 3.58 $ 25.24 $ 52,510
Manhattan, KS 400 9.94 3.40 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 430 9.71 3.32 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Charleston, WV 970 9.38 3.21 $ 21.39 $ 44,480
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 2,530 8.87 3.03 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 320 8.79 3.00 $ 23.55 $ 48,980
Stockton-Lodi, CA 2,440 8.79 3.00 $ 27.65 $ 57,510