Paying for Substitutes
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