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Paying for Substitutes

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School districts nationwide face difficulties in finding replacement teachers. The job of a substitute teacher is marked by irregular hours, little respect, lack of benefits, and low pay. Following are a few examples of what districts pay their substitutes.

Indianapolis: $45 to $50 a day. Substitute teachers who work an entire month earn bonuses of $8 an hour if nonlicensed, $13 an hour if licensed.

Macomb Intermediate, Mich.: $70 to $75 a day

Oak Creek-Franklin, Wis.: $60 a day

Seattle: $104 to $114 a day

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