Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salary

A Substitute Teacher, K-12 earns an average wage of $11.66 per hour. A skill in Classroom Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$12,229 - $39,983
$12K
$21K
$40K
MEDIAN: $21,048
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$8.11 - $19.48
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MEDIAN: $11.67
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$0$40K
Salary $12,229 - $39,983
Bonus $400.00
Profit Sharing $800
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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$15,414 - $40,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.11 - $19.48
Hourly Tips $0.77
Overtime $11.75
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $400.00
Profit Sharing $800
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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$15,414 - $40,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 518

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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Substitute Teacher, K-12

Pay by Experience for a Substitute Teacher, K-12 has a positive trend. An entry-level Substitute Teacher, K-12 with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 427 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Substitute Teacher, K-12 with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 157 salaries. An experienced Substitute Teacher, K-12 which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 121 salaries. A Substitute Teacher, K-12 with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,890

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Substitute Teacher, K-12 Reviews

Q: 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 Sandusky:
"Perks."
Pros: Teaching children about Language Arts and Reading.
Cons: Low Pay for having a Bachelor's degree.

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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Key Stats for Substitute Teacher, K-12

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$24,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Substitute Teacher, K-12 Salaries

Classroom Management
▲13%

National Average
$24,000



Teaching
▼6%

Bilingual
▼13%

Childhood Education
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 84%