It varies from district to district and if you are certified as a teacher. The district I teach at here in Texas pays 50 a day, and does not require a sub to be certified.
This is a lower amount than many though. When I subbed shortly after obtaining my certification to teach, I received 75 a day in a large school district.
Sub pay varies from state to state and district to district. You would have to check with the district you want to work within. I would suggest that you sign up for more than one district if you plan on making a living as a sub. Salaries can vary from $40-$100 a day depending on your qualifications. In most states, you have to have 60 credits to sub. If you are certified teacher, you may make more. You also make more the longer you stay in the same room.
Here is an example of the salary at one of the schools in NJ:
Substitutes are paid twice a month on the 15th and 30th. Substitutes pay is available two (2) weeks after the days worked. The rate of pay for those substitutes holding substitute certification is $70.00 a day for the first twenty (20) days of service; $35.00 a half-day. The daily rate increases to $80.00 a day beginning with the twenty-first (21st) day of successful daily substituting in the system. The rate of pay for those substitutes holding New Jersey Teaching Certification is $80.00 a day for the first twenty (20) days of service; $40.00 a half-day. The daily rate increases to $90.00 a day beginning with the twenty-first (21st) day of successful daily substituting in the system. For substitute assignments of twenty-one (21) days in the same assignment, the daily rate is $130.00 per day. This rate may be adjusted in special circumstances to Scale I, Step 1 daily rate by the Chief School Administrator with notification to the Board of Education.
Just to note: most subs will be pulled from a class or not called in the 20th day. This way the school can maintain the person at the lower rate.
I get paid 60 a day. I never really sat down and di the math. You dont get paid during the summer either. If your a non degree sub and are asked to provisionally teach for the year, the pay goes up by half in our district. Iam 20 and last year I taught Provisionally, It really is hard work for the pay. If you are going to be a an educator subbing part time is great to get school out of the way.
I really differs from district to district. I would stongly advise that you hook on to more than one district if possible. That way, you have a better chance of working every day and more people get to see you in action. This makes interviewing easier because they have seen you at work and know you can handle the job.
I have found that a substitute teacher's pay is about 1/3 of a regular classroom teacher's pay. However, a substitute doesn't get medical insurance or any of the other perks of the job. And you can't count on working every day either. Even if you did, at $70 per day for 180 days per year, you would only make $12,600 per year before taxes. Gee, I wonder why it is hard to find and keep good substitute teachers?
It depends on what state you live in and how often you can find work. I have several substitute teacher friends here in Washington and they make between 28K and 8K.
Neither of those is a real "living wage" here in the Greater Seattle area.
If you're going to be a substitute teacher, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN for extra income.
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