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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 teacher's 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)
512,030 2.0 % $ 17.35 $ 36,090 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.16 $ 11.25 $ 14.12 $ 18.35 $ 24.93
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,060 $ 23,390 $ 29,370 $ 38,160 $ 51,850


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 450,550 5.47 $ 17.59 $ 36,590
Employment Services 38,510 1.20 $ 15.13 $ 31,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,840 0.13 $ 17.71 $ 36,830
Child Day Care Services 6,760 0.85 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
Educational Support Services 3,110 1.68 $ 13.67 $ 28,440

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 450,550 5.47 $ 17.59 $ 36,590
Educational Support Services 3,110 1.68 $ 13.67 $ 28,440
Employment Services 38,510 1.20 $ 15.13 $ 31,470
Child Day Care Services 6,760 0.85 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
Technical and Trade Schools 300 0.24 $ 20.97 $ 43,630

Top paying industries for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 100 0.14 $ 23.13 $ 48,120
Technical and Trade Schools 300 0.24 $ 20.97 $ 43,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 780 0.03 $ 20.06 $ 41,730
Junior Colleges 930 0.14 $ 19.45 $ 40,460
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 50 0.01 $ 19.07 $ 39,670


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.





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 83,230 5.07 1.38 $ 20.85 $ 43,370
Texas 79,980 6.61 1.80 $ 16.66 $ 34,660
New York 29,780 3.43 0.93 $ 19.77 $ 41,110
Illinois 21,650 3.85 1.05 $ 16.76 $ 34,870
Virginia 21,300 5.76 1.56 $ 13.53 $ 28,150




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 2,600 9.93 2.70 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Montana 4,330 9.50 2.58 $ 10.82 $ 22,500
West Virginia 4,830 7.44 2.02 $ 19.47 $ 40,510
Alaska 2,000 6.76 1.84 $ 18.04 $ 37,520
Texas 79,980 6.61 1.80 $ 16.66 $ 34,660




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)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 22.20 $ 46,170
Massachusetts 6,730 2.01 0.55 $ 21.85 $ 45,460
Oregon 6,060 3.35 0.91 $ 21.73 $ 45,190
California 83,230 5.07 1.38 $ 20.85 $ 43,370
Washington 13,590 4.25 1.16 $ 20.69 $ 43,040





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 28,140 3.19 0.87 $ 19.59 $ 40,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 27,900 4.79 1.30 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 18,480 5.15 1.40 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,870 5.68 1.54 $ 23.82 $ 49,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 15,650 5.18 1.41 $ 15.54 $ 32,320
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,230 3.49 0.95 $ 18.15 $ 37,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 10,760 7.22 1.96 $ 18.73 $ 38,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,600 4.55 1.24 $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,810 3.35 0.91 $ 10.27 $ 21,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 7,020 6.99 1.90 $ 15.21 $ 31,630




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 1,930 27.04 7.35 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Madera, CA 920 19.91 5.41 $ 21.63 $ 44,990
Great Falls, MT 600 17.53 4.76 $ 10.65 $ 22,160
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,220 16.23 4.41 (8) (8)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,120 14.26 3.87 $ 21.75 $ 45,250
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 3,660 14.05 3.82 $ 10.05 $ 20,900
Ocean City, NJ 450 12.83 3.49 $ 14.10 $ 29,340
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 440 12.10 3.29 $ 14.86 $ 30,910
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 880 12.01 3.26 $ 8.35 $ 17,360
Farmington, NM 520 11.92 3.24 $ 15.31 $ 31,840