The average rate for a Substitute Teacher, K-12 is $11.67 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$13,016 - $39,568
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$13K
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MEDIAN: $19,865
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$8.24 - $19.74
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,016 - $39,568  
   
Bonus
$275.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,358 - $40,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $19.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42  
Overtime
$11.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$275.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,358 - $40,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 517
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Job Description for Substitute Teacher, K-12

A substitute teacher (K-12) plays a key roll in helping any school or school district function properly. Schools must always have adult supervision for the students in their classrooms, and there will always be times when teachers are sidelined due to illness or emergencies. Schools then call upon the substitute teacher to handle classes, follow available lesson plans, generally oversee the classroom, and help maintain an orderly educational environment.

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Substitute Teacher, K-12 Tasks

  • Manage the classroom environment and enforce the teacher's rules.
  • Complete a daily report for the teacher upon his/her return.
  • Implement teacher lesson plans and assign classwork and homework according to teachers' instructions.

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What is it like working as a Substitute Teacher, K-12?

Substitute Teacher, K-12 in Dayton:
"Substitute teaching."
Pros: I have the advantage of observing the different classrooms and teaching staff. Some of the schools are great to work in and I try to pick the same ones again when I can. I like having lessons already prepared and having student helpers who know the routine to make my assignments as less stressful. I the fact that using the lessons laid out I can teach the lesson for the students to learn what they need to know from the lesson. Also the teachers love the fact that I give out homework based on the worksheets provided by the teacher.
Cons: In some of the classrooms, I found there are some students who act out when a substitute teacher is assigned to them. There is no disciple with the classroom or the students. The principals of the schools are all at odds with the students and feel that their hands are tied. Another thing I like least about the job is that the assignments are few and once in a while I may get to work a whole week of assignments.

Substitute Teacher, K-12 in New York:
"Working as a substitute teacher is good."
Pros: I like to learn more about school missions. Furthermore, my pay rate depends on the hours I work.
Cons: As a substitute teacher, students walk over you since the full time teacher is out.

Substitute Teacher, K-12 in Van Buren:
"Enjoying Insights of Young People."
Pros: What I like most is how refreshing it is to watch the young people and their insights about life, experiences.
Cons: Every once in a while there is one in the crowd who is disruptive.

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Experience Affects Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Classroom Management
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 12%

Childhood Education
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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