Substitute Teachers (short-term)

What Self-enrichment education teachers Do

Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacher's lesson plan. Excludes long-term substitute teachers who perform all the duties of a regular teacher.

Substitute teacher Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 536,900
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $30,100

Job Outlook for Substitute teachers

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 67,800
  • Growth rate: 13 percent (Faster than average)

How to Become a Substitute teacher

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: None

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