Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
611,310 1.4 % $15.15 $31,510 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.04 $10.72 $13.59 $17.84 $22.68
Annual Wage (2) $18,810 $22,310 $28,270 $37,110 $47,180


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 527,780 6.23 $15.20 $31,610
Employment Services 56,840 1.58 $14.39 $29,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,270 0.17 $17.96 $37,350
Educational Support Services 7,230 4.07 $13.76 $28,610
Child Day Care Services 3,430 0.39 $12.75 $26,510

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 527,780 6.23 $15.20 $31,610
Educational Support Services 7,230 4.07 $13.76 $28,610
Employment Services 56,840 1.58 $14.39 $29,920
Child Day Care Services 3,430 0.39 $12.75 $26,510
Other Schools and Instruction 1,310 0.31 $18.46 $38,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 1,680 0.23 $21.65 $45,020
Technical and Trade Schools 220 0.16 $19.15 $39,820
Other Schools and Instruction 1,310 0.31 $18.46 $38,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $18.26 $37,980
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,270 0.17 $17.96 $37,350


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 106,790 6.40 1.49 $19.67 $40,920
Texas 69,500 5.84 1.36 $11.53 $23,990
New York 37,370 4.06 0.95 $18.57 $38,630
Virginia 27,870 7.35 1.71 (8) (8)
Michigan 23,450 5.48 1.28 $13.34 $27,750




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)
Vermont 3,440 11.28 2.63 $15.29 $31,800
Montana 5,140 11.15 2.60 $11.03 $22,930
Wyoming 2,940 10.96 2.56 $14.63 $30,440
Idaho 6,320 9.22 2.15 $10.17 $21,160
Kansas 10,310 7.53 1.76 $15.58 $32,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,630 4.16 0.97 $22.22 $46,210
Oregon 6,230 3.40 0.79 $21.50 $44,730
Alaska 1,630 5.12 1.19 $19.93 $41,450
California 106,790 6.40 1.49 $19.67 $40,920
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.02 $18.76 $39,020



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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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 22,940 5.18 1.21 $20.09 $41,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 19,570 2.92 0.68 $19.62 $40,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,170 5.86 1.37 $12.63 $26,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,660 5.82 1.36 $15.03 $31,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,640 3.18 0.74 $20.69 $43,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,590 4.25 0.99 $11.84 $24,620
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,400 5.81 1.36 $18.29 $38,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,850 3.38 0.79 $12.41 $25,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,000 5.58 1.30 $18.88 $39,260
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 7,350 5.64 1.31 $18.90 $39,310


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Great Falls, MT 890 25.15 5.86 $10.62 $22,090
Merced, CA 1,600 23.12 5.39 $18.56 $38,610
Visalia-Porterville, CA 3,200 21.02 4.90 $19.59 $40,740
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 1,570 16.09 3.75 $18.62 $38,740
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 3,430 13.75 3.21 $16.25 $33,790
Stockton-Lodi, CA 3,330 13.72 3.20 $20.70 $43,050
El Paso, TX 4,030 13.36 3.11 $10.66 $22,160
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 3,830 12.37 2.89 $19.09 $39,710
Waterbury, CT 840 12.30 2.87 $14.87 $30,930
Missoula, MT 690 11.55 2.69 $11.29 $23,480