Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
609,960 1.3 % $14.86 $30,900 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.87 $10.50 $13.47 $17.57 $22.18
Annual Wage (2) $18,460 $21,850 $28,010 $36,550 $46,140


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 537,990 6.38 $15.01 $31,210
Employment Services 50,150 1.39 $13.48 $28,030
Educational Support Services 6,370 3.68 $12.61 $26,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,250 0.12 $15.31 $31,840
Child Day Care Services 3,460 0.40 $12.36 $25,710

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 537,990 6.38 $15.01 $31,210
Educational Support Services 6,370 3.68 $12.61 $26,230
Employment Services 50,150 1.39 $13.48 $28,030
Child Day Care Services 3,460 0.40 $12.36 $25,710
Technical and Trade Schools 260 0.19 $17.68 $36,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 1,300 0.17 $22.17 $46,110
State Government (OES Designation) 700 0.03 $18.61 $38,710
Technical and Trade Schools 260 0.19 $17.68 $36,780
Other Schools and Instruction 350 0.08 $16.98 $35,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $16.66 $34,650


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 107,610 6.74 1.55 $18.96 $39,450
Texas 64,830 5.52 1.27 $11.32 $23,540
New York 43,170 4.75 1.09 $17.68 $36,770
Virginia 27,400 7.29 1.68 $14.50 $30,170
New Jersey 24,620 6.22 1.43 $14.65 $30,460




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 3,210 10.54 2.43 $14.96 $31,120
Wyoming 2,840 10.30 2.37 $13.72 $28,530
Montana 3,820 8.40 1.93 $10.78 $22,420
Hawaii 5,240 8.29 1.91 $20.65 $42,960
Idaho 5,050 7.61 1.75 $9.87 $20,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 10,780 6.02 1.39 $21.62 $44,980
Hawaii 5,240 8.29 1.91 $20.65 $42,960
Alaska 1,600 4.93 1.14 $19.77 $41,110
California 107,610 6.74 1.55 $18.96 $39,450
West Virginia 2,400 3.44 0.79 $18.87 $39,240





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 23,930 5.67 1.31 $19.83 $41,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 21,440 3.25 0.75 $19.33 $40,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,450 5.60 1.29 $12.44 $25,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16,340 12.00 2.76 $19.12 $39,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 13,990 5.62 1.29 $15.71 $32,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,450 2.87 0.66 $20.20 $42,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,630 3.96 0.91 $11.63 $24,190
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 8,500 6.61 1.52 $17.90 $37,230
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8,150 7.19 1.66 $20.89 $43,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,580 2.97 0.68 $11.56 $24,040