Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
630,320 1.5 % $14.11 $29,350 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.38 $9.69 $12.42 $16.26 $20.87
Annual Wage (2) $17,420 $20,150 $25,830 $33,820 $43,410


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 587,240 7.09 $14.23 $29,600
Employment Services 33,870 1.03 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,380 0.04 $13.73 $28,560
Child Day Care Services 1,910 0.24 $10.92 $22,700
Educational Support Services 1,530 1.02 $11.42 $23,750

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 587,240 7.09 $14.23 $29,600
Employment Services 33,870 1.03 (8) (8)
Educational Support Services 1,530 1.02 $11.42 $23,750
Child Day Care Services 1,910 0.24 $10.92 $22,700
Other Schools and Instruction 700 0.19 $12.31 $25,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.10 $18.83 $39,180
Technical and Trade Schools 190 0.13 $16.32 $33,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $15.28 $31,790
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $15.11 $31,430
Elementary and Secondary Schools 587,240 7.09 $14.23 $29,600


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 82,270 5.59 1.18 $19.16 $39,850
Texas 50,700 4.65 0.98 $10.03 $20,870
New York 47,510 5.50 1.16 $17.34 $36,060
Georgia 26,960 6.95 1.46 $10.07 $20,930
Virginia 25,520 7.03 1.48 $12.83 $26,690




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 2,990 10.71 2.25 $13.17 $27,390
Idaho 5,840 9.53 2.00 $9.40 $19,540
Alabama 17,480 9.48 1.99 $8.32 $17,300
Utah 11,550 9.29 1.95 $11.72 $24,380
Vermont 2,760 9.26 1.95 $12.26 $25,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,900 5.89 1.24 $21.46 $44,630
Hawaii 4,950 8.22 1.73 $21.26 $44,220
Oregon 12,770 7.79 1.64 $20.78 $43,220
California 82,270 5.59 1.18 $19.16 $39,850
Maryland 11,810 4.66 0.98 $18.12 $37,690





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 18,080 4.55 0.96 $22.60 $47,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,860 3.22 0.68 $20.85 $43,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 14,020 5.92 1.25 $14.07 $29,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 13,000 5.63 1.19 $10.05 $20,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 12,440 4.51 0.95 $11.04 $22,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 11,420 9.50 2.00 $18.50 $38,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,380 2.53 0.53 $15.57 $32,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 9,350 7.57 1.59 $18.01 $37,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8,930 8.69 1.83 $20.37 $42,370
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 8,220 6.37 1.34 $17.98 $37,410