Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
587,240 1.5 % $15.56 $32,360 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.06 $10.82 $13.79 $17.95 $23.34
Annual Wage (2) $18,850 $22,510 $28,680 $37,340 $48,540


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 516,500 6.04 $15.53 $32,300
Employment Services 42,520 1.16 $15.23 $31,680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,910 0.20 $19.32 $40,190
Educational Support Services 7,270 3.96 $14.39 $29,920
Child Day Care Services 3,620 0.40 $13.32 $27,700

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 516,500 6.04 $15.53 $32,300
Educational Support Services 7,270 3.96 $14.39 $29,920
Employment Services 42,520 1.16 $15.23 $31,680
Child Day Care Services 3,620 0.40 $13.32 $27,700
Other Schools and Instruction 1,400 0.31 $17.00 $35,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 1,520 0.21 $19.73 $41,040
Technical and Trade Schools 280 0.21 $19.53 $40,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 10,910 0.20 $19.32 $40,190
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $17.53 $36,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $17.45 $36,300


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 99,320 5.84 1.44 $20.20 $42,010
Texas 77,830 6.43 1.58 $11.34 $23,590
New York 36,700 3.91 0.96 $19.40 $40,360
Virginia 27,640 7.21 1.78 $13.66 $28,400
Illinois 23,740 3.96 0.98 $17.28 $35,950




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 4,850 10.47 2.58 $10.91 $22,680
Wyoming 2,400 8.90 2.19 $14.86 $30,910
Vermont 2,560 8.40 2.07 $20.39 $42,410
Idaho 5,880 8.33 2.05 $10.65 $22,150
West Virginia 5,640 8.10 2.00 $17.96 $37,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 8,870 3.30 0.81 $28.29 $58,850
Hawaii 2,710 4.23 1.04 $22.61 $47,020
Oregon 5,090 2.70 0.67 $21.89 $45,520
Vermont 2,560 8.40 2.07 $20.39 $42,410
California 99,320 5.84 1.44 $20.20 $42,010





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 36,440 3.84 0.95 $19.02 $39,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 28,520 4.66 1.15 $20.69 $43,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 17,830 3.84 0.95 $18.44 $38,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,130 4.80 1.18 $11.41 $23,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,340 5.48 1.35 $11.71 $24,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 16,110 5.14 1.27 $14.91 $31,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 14,580 9.76 2.41 $18.95 $39,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11,420 4.72 1.16 $20.71 $43,080
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 7,610 3.83 0.95 $21.38 $44,470
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 6,900 6.82 1.68 $10.95 $22,770