Substitute Teacher Salaries

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Substitute Teacher Compensation 2010-11

To assist school districts with determining substitute teacher compensation, PSBA Research Services staff members have compiled comparative data for the 2010-11 school year.

Based on the 491 reporting Pennsylvania public school districts, the average daily substitute per-diem pay rate is $86.  The most frequent pay rate (mode) is $80 per day, and the median pay rate is $85 per day.  The minimum reported rate is $70 per day, and the maximum is $155.

To request a detailed report for your local area contact, Anne Herald, PSBA research supervisor, at (800)932-0588, ext. 3364, or e-mail anne.herald@psba.org.

On average, substitute teachers in Pennsylvania are paid $86 per day.

To request a detailed report for your local area, e-mail research-info@psba.org.

2010-11 Pennsylvania Public School Per Diem Pay Rate
for Daily Substitute Teachers by Community Type
Community
Type
Average
Minimum
Maximum
Median
Number of Districts
Urban
$92 $75 $155 $90 28
Suburban
88 70 110 85 222
Rural
84 70 135 82 241
All Districts
$86 $70 $155 $85 491

 

2010-11 Pennsylvania Public School Per Diem Pay Rate
For Daily Substitute Teachers by PSBA Region*

PSBA Region
Average
Minimum
Maximum
Median
Number of Districts
1
$83
$70
$110
$80
33
2
80
70
100
80
52
3
86
75
100
85
41
4
84
70
96
85
26
5
79
70
90
80
44
6
87
70
100
85
41
7
82
75
100
80
32
8
87
70
105
88
56
9
96
80
135
95
46
10
155
155
155
155
1
11
93
80
110
90
34
12
88
75
100
85
18
13
100
100
100
100
1
14
83
72
100
85
41
15
92
80
110
90
25

All districts

86
70
155
85
491

*PSBA region areas by county: Region 1 - Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Venango and Warren; Region 2 - Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Indiana, Lawrence and Mercer; Region 3 - Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland; Region 4 - Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean and Potter; Region 5 - Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Somerset; Region 6 - Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York; Region 7 - Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming; Region 8 - Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Schuylkill; Region 9 - Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York; Region 10 - Philadelphia Public Schools; Region 11 - Bucks and Montgomery; Region 12 - Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga; Region 13 - Pittsburgh Public Schools; Region 14 - Allegheny (except Pittsburgh); and Region 15 - Chester and Delaware.

2010-11 Pennsylvania Public School Per Diem for
Daily Substitute Teachers by Pay Rate Ranges
Pay Rate Range
Number of Districts
Percentage in Range
$70-74
22
5%
75-79
63
13
80-84
119
24
85-89
102
21
90-94
74
15
95-99
40
8
100-104
56
11
105-109
8
2
110-114
5
1
115-155
2
0
Total
491
100%

 

Pennsylvania Public School Per Diem for
Daily Substitute Teachers by School Year
School Year
Average
2010-11
$86
2009-10
$85
2008-09
85
2007-08
83
2006-07
80
2005-06
79
2004-05
78
2003-04
77
2002-03
75
2001-02
74
2000-01
74

 

 
For questions or comments, please contact Anne Herald at (717) 506-2450
or (800) 932-0588, ext. 3364.