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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 teacherís 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)
374,620 2.8 % $ 18.47 $ 38,410 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.71 $ 12.34 $ 14.47 $ 19.99 $ 24.31
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,270 $ 25,670 $ 30,100 $ 41,570 $ 50,560


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 342,610 4.23 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Employment Services 12,310 0.35 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,200 0.10 $ 20.13 $ 41,870
Child Day Care Services 4,810 0.60 $ 13.64 $ 28,360
Educational Support Services 3,040 1.56 $ 14.93 $ 31,060

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 342,610 4.23 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Educational Support Services 3,040 1.56 $ 14.93 $ 31,060
Child Day Care Services 4,810 0.60 $ 13.64 $ 28,360
Employment Services 12,310 0.35 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
Other Schools and Instruction 960 0.24 $ 24.85 $ 51,690

Top paying industries for Substitute Teachers, Short-Term:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 $ 26.86 $ 55,870
Junior Colleges 600 0.10 $ 26.44 $ 54,990
Other Schools and Instruction 960 0.24 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Technical and Trade Schools 190 0.15 $ 22.38 $ 46,540
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 30 0.03 $ 20.80 $ 43,270


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.



Map of employment of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2021


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 59,270 3.59 1.35 $ 21.45 $ 44,610
Texas 54,170 4.43 1.67 $ 15.24 $ 31,710
New York 34,650 4.00 1.50 $ 19.07 $ 39,660
Illinois 18,780 3.34 1.26 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
North Carolina 14,180 3.21 1.21 $ 12.46 $ 25,910


Map of location quotient of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2021


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 2,450 9.42 3.54 $ 15.89 $ 33,060
Alaska 2,070 7.00 2.63 $ 24.13 $ 50,200
Kansas 6,370 4.76 1.79 $ 15.29 $ 31,790
Hawaii 2,500 4.56 1.71 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Texas 54,170 4.43 1.67 $ 15.24 $ 31,710


Map of annual mean wages of substitute teachers, short-term by state, May 2021


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)
Oregon 3,460 1.90 0.71 $ 25.09 $ 52,180
Alaska 2,070 7.00 2.63 $ 24.13 $ 50,200
Hawaii 2,500 4.56 1.71 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Connecticut 3,990 2.54 0.95 $ 22.49 $ 46,770
California 59,270 3.59 1.35 $ 21.45 $ 44,610



Map of employment of substitute teachers, short-term by area, May 2021


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 31,010 3.57 1.34 $ 18.32 $ 38,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,190 3.88 1.46 $ 22.11 $ 45,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 14,230 3.36 1.26 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,700 4.73 1.78 $ 22.65 $ 47,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,840 3.30 1.24 $ 12.84 $ 26,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,100 3.79 1.42 $ 17.23 $ 35,850
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 6,360 4.58 1.72 $ 21.04 $ 43,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,050 3.95 1.49 $ 18.89 $ 39,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,370 2.39 0.90 $ 22.95 $ 47,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,880 1.89 0.71 $ 11.93 $ 24,810


Map of location quotient of substitute teachers, short-term by area, May 2021


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)
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 490 10.61 3.99 $ 14.80 $ 30,770
Merced, CA 750 10.49 3.94 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 780 10.48 3.94 $ 8.91 $ 18,540
Wichita Falls, TX 530 9.75 3.67 $ 11.99 $ 24,930
Tyler, TX 990 9.65 3.63 $ 12.36 $ 25,700
Farmington, NM 370 9.00 3.38 $ 16.51 $ 34,330
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,380 8.50 3.20 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Visalia-Porterville, CA 1,180 7.89 2.97 $ 19.23 $ 39,990
Cheyenne, WY 350 7.74 2.91 $ 17.30 $ 35,990
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 260 7.48 2.81 $ 20.50 $ 42,640