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Substitute Teacher salary in United States

How much does a Substitute Teacher make in the United States?

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The average salary for a substitute teacher is $116 per day in the United States. 16.3k salaries reported, updated at May 17, 2022.

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Top companies for Substitute Teachers in United States

  1. Newport News Public Schools
    203 reviews11 salaries reported
    $722per day
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Highest paying cities for Substitute Teachers in United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $171 per day
    68 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $153 per day
    107 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $135 per day
    201 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $130 per day
    274 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $128 per day
    73 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $106 per day
    167 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $100 per day
    19 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $98.87 per day
    40 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $98.25 per day
    44 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Substitute Teachers

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Special Education Certification

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7 jobs18
9 jobs29
5 jobs7
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Most common benefits for Substitute Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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36% of Substitute Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Elementary School Teacher

36,362 job openings

Average $21.75 per hour

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How often do substitute teachers get paid?

Substitute teachers can be paid weekly or monthly depending on the school.

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