Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
619,700 1.5 % $14.22 $29,590 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.78 $12.47 $16.45 $21.09
Annual Wage (2) $17,470 $20,340 $25,930 $34,220 $43,870


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 579,370 6.99 $14.34 $29,840
Employment Services 33,590 1.08 $12.57 $26,140
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.03 $12.71 $26,430
Child Day Care Services 1,520 0.19 $10.64 $22,130
Educational Support Services 1,130 0.77 $10.79 $22,450

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 579,370 6.99 $14.34 $29,840
Employment Services 33,590 1.08 $12.57 $26,140
Educational Support Services 1,130 0.77 $10.79 $22,450
Child Day Care Services 1,520 0.19 $10.64 $22,130
Technical and Trade Schools 150 0.09 $19.87 $41,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 150 0.09 $19.87 $41,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $16.88 $35,120
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 50 0.01 $14.66 $30,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 579,370 6.99 $14.34 $29,840
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 220 0.04 $14.29 $29,720


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 88,770 6.21 1.30 $19.40 $40,360
New York 45,670 5.35 1.12 $16.44 $34,190
Texas 41,540 3.93 0.83 $10.00 $20,790
Florida 27,350 3.76 0.79 $10.91 $22,700
Georgia 27,130 7.11 1.49 $9.50 $19,770




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)
Wyoming 2,940 10.59 2.23 $14.56 $30,290
Utah 12,510 10.42 2.19 $10.77 $22,410
Idaho 5,740 9.60 2.02 $9.51 $19,780
Vermont 2,760 9.39 1.97 $12.09 $25,140
Oregon 14,070 8.74 1.84 $20.66 $42,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 5,110 8.69 1.83 $20.98 $43,630
Oregon 14,070 8.74 1.84 $20.66 $42,980
California 88,770 6.21 1.30 $19.40 $40,360
Alaska 1,440 4.51 0.95 $19.26 $40,060
Washington 18,640 6.74 1.42 $17.42 $36,230





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 20,860 5.39 1.13 $22.33 $46,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,640 2.84 0.60 $20.36 $42,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,150 6.04 1.27 $14.80 $30,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,040 5.77 1.21 $10.07 $20,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 10,920 9.41 1.98 $18.59 $38,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,700 4.05 0.85 $11.14 $23,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 10,240 10.21 2.15 $20.19 $41,990
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 8,720 7.13 1.50 $17.84 $37,120
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 8,250 6.54 1.38 $19.01 $39,540
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,720 5.47 1.15 $17.15 $35,680