Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salary

The average rate for a Substitute Teacher, K-12 is $11.35 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.

$12,958 - $40,259
(Median)
$13K
$21K
$40K
MEDIAN: $20,943
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$8.16 - $19.41
(Median)
$8
$11
$19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,958 - $40,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.94  
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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$15,749 - $40,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.94  
   
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).
)
$15,749 - $40,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Substitute Teacher, K-12

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Substitute Teacher, K-12 Reviews

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

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.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Substitute Teacher, K-12 in Pittsburgh:
Be friendly but firm. Follow the teacher's schedule and plans as well as you can. Show confidence in yourself that you know what you are doing (even when you don't). Check to make sure that you have everything you need before the students arrive.

Substitute Teacher, K-12 in Douglasville:
"Be Understanding And Have Strong Standards For Students."
Have strong convictions and be flexible.

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Experience Affects Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Childhood Education
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 87%
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