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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022

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)
397,200 1.9 % $ 20.52 $ 42,680 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.99 $ 13.68 $ 16.95 $ 22.44 $ 29.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,850 $ 28,460 $ 35,250 $ 46,680 $ 61,190


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 353,390 4.21 $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Employment Services 19,990 0.51 $ 16.47 $ 34,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,630 0.10 $ 13.91 $ 28,930
Educational Support Services 5,600 2.52 $ 13.36 $ 27,780
Child Care Services 5,330 0.61 $ 14.81 $ 30,810

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 353,390 4.21 $ 21.02 $ 43,720
Educational Support Services 5,600 2.52 $ 13.36 $ 27,780
Child Care Services 5,330 0.61 $ 14.81 $ 30,810
Employment Services 19,990 0.51 $ 16.47 $ 34,250
Technical and Trade Schools 290 0.21 $ 20.83 $ 43,330

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 1,210 0.04 $ 32.23 $ 67,050
Other Schools and Instruction 650 0.14 $ 26.97 $ 56,090
Junior Colleges 620 0.10 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.06 $ 23.97 $ 49,860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 40 0.01 $ 22.34 $ 46,460


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 2022


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 69,460 3.94 1.47 $ 24.55 $ 51,050
Texas 56,620 4.36 1.62 $ 17.10 $ 35,560
New York 35,640 3.91 1.46 $ 21.12 $ 43,930
Illinois 17,000 2.89 1.08 $ 20.58 $ 42,800
Virginia 16,720 4.32 1.61 $ 17.12 $ 35,600


Map of location quotient of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2022


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 2,180 8.14 3.03 $ 16.01 $ 33,310
Alaska 2,000 6.52 2.43 (8) (8)
West Virginia 3,930 5.79 2.16 $ 22.80 $ 47,410
Kansas 7,650 5.54 2.06 $ 16.04 $ 33,350
Iowa 6,860 4.51 1.68 $ 18.26 $ 37,980


Map of annual mean wages of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2022


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)
Connecticut 3,610 2.21 0.82 $ 30.65 $ 63,740
Arizona 2,910 0.96 0.36 $ 30.13 $ 62,670
North Dakota 390 0.95 0.35 $ 29.36 $ 61,080
Oregon 3,280 1.73 0.64 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
California 69,460 3.94 1.47 $ 24.55 $ 51,050



Map of employment of substitute teachers, short-term by area, May 2022


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 29,170 3.18 1.18 $ 20.88 $ 43,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 23,570 3.86 1.44 $ 24.61 $ 51,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,030 5.58 2.08 $ 23.21 $ 48,270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,570 3.07 1.14 $ 21.71 $ 45,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,500 4.13 1.54 $ 18.32 $ 38,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,570 3.04 1.13 $ 15.88 $ 33,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,750 3.21 1.19 $ 15.86 $ 32,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 8,150 4.99 1.86 $ 22.43 $ 46,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 6,050 2.53 0.94 $ 29.71 $ 61,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 5,650 3.80 1.41 $ 24.32 $ 50,580


Map of location quotient of substitute teachers, short-term by area, May 2022


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 1,170 15.49 5.77 $ 21.19 $ 44,080
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,940 11.99 4.46 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
Fresno, CA 4,450 11.18 4.16 $ 19.90 $ 41,390
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 3,010 10.93 4.07 $ 13.54 $ 28,150
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 370 10.43 3.88 $ 22.25 $ 46,280
Charleston, WV 920 9.18 3.42 $ 20.14 $ 41,890
Farmington, NM 380 8.82 3.28 $ 17.47 $ 36,330
Wichita Falls, TX 460 8.24 3.07 $ 11.25 $ 23,410
Hinesville, GA 160 8.07 3.01 $ 18.41 $ 38,300
Madera, CA 400 7.93 2.95 $ 22.32 $ 46,430