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  1. P Chang

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    The agency that provides substitute teachers for my county pays $70 a day. I make that in 2 hours of tutoring, so it seems quite low. Are other areas paying their subs similarly?
     
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    Around here they are.
     
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    That's the pay here.
     
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    I make that in an hour of tutoring...my district sub pay is more than that, but doesn't amount to what tutoring pays on an hourly basis...but it does potentially et your foot in the door gr considerarationfor full time, contracted employment...plus you can still tutor after school hours!
     
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    That would be very low in my area - low enough that you wouldn't get any subs to cover the vacancies. My district is low at $100 a day. I know this must be a regional difference.
     
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    It ranges from $75-85 a day here. Unless you get a long term assignment. Then most districts pay $150-190 a day, but only after 20 consecutive days.
     
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    What county are you in?
     
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    In my district it's 92 a day, but you can bump it up to 98 a day if you take PD courses.
     
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    $15.70/hr is fairly typical here, for 7 hours a day.
     
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    It varies regionally. In So Cal, it's around $100/day, more if you are in LAUSD (they only hire fully credentialed subs, and I've seen on postings that they pay around $170, but again, they are fully credentialed and it's a HUGE district with a lot of rough areas and SOOO many administrative issues). I've seen some districts pay around $125, but none of those are near me. I make closer to $100.
     
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    I think ours is $50 to $65 a day...$50 to be uncertified.
     
  13. P Chang

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    The breakdown is:

    60+ hours of college credits - $56/day
    Bachelor's degree - $70/day
    Master's degree - $75.95/day

    At least I don't have to get certified, although I likely will go ahead and do that anyway (will be heading overseas to teach and being certified in the States will make it much easier to get a job at a good school). Mainly I just want the chance to get into a classroom and gain some experience, even if it's only as a substitute.

    Janedo…I'm in Duval (Jax).
     
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    You'll have a great time, P Chang! I've been subbing for almost two months now and I've gotten SOOO much experience (or so it feels!). I will only grow from here, and that's a great feeling. There is so much to be learned from being in so many different teachers' classrooms! How they run things, their policies and procedures, how to handle (and how NOT to handle) various types to students...it's a lot of fun, it's very stressful at times, but I love it. Good luck and have fun!
     
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    I agree with Ms. Blank. Subbing can be very stressful but it is a really great learning experience. I have learned so much more subbing than I did student teaching. I feel so much more prepared now and confident for when I get a teaching position.
     
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    After looking over the sub hiring requirements, I'm realizing it will take me longer than a week to get everything they need. They want more references than the government wanted for my security clearance. No worries though…I'll scrape together what they're asking for, shop for some "business attire," and do my best to land a sub job.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan!

    My best clothing advice: get comfortable shoes! I tried to get away with some cheap ones for a little while, but they just killed my feet. Good shoes are worth the investment!
     
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    My district pays 140.
     
  19. P Chang

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    Oddly enough, shoes are the only business attire I have in my wardrobe at the moment. I splurged a long time ago and bought some terrific shoes that have been keep, still fit me, and are surprisingly still in style.

    Will be weird to wear pants again. Hahaha…not that I've been wondering around the city in my skivvies, but I was living in southeast Asia for a while, and am now in Florida, so shorts are the only things I've worn for quite some time. Am wondering how I'll feel when having to dawn dress clothes for the first time in years…probably a little stuffy.
     
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    I live in Brevard County.

    For a full day:
    If you have a H.S. Degree: $61.88
    A.A: $65.63
    Bachelors: $93.75
    Retired Teachers: $121.88

    Like what others have mentioned, the key is good/comfortable shoes! Also check out the Goodwill. One time I bought a pair of nice slacks from The Loft for only $3.00 that was brand new with the tags still on it!
     
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    Wow…Brevard's pay is quite nice compared to here, and I wouldn't think Miami's cost of living is any higher than Jacksonville's. Interesting.

    Daisycakes pay in CA is stunning, but I know California has a higher cost of living.
     
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    Our subs must all be certified teachers; daily pay is starting teacher's salary divided by the number of school days. Not sure what it is now, but 10 years ago it was well over $200/day.
     
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    Not long ago there was a news story about people earning a living by substitute teaching. The gist was there was a such a shortage of subs that daily work was available. But at $70 per day, even if someone worked every weekday of the month, that's only $2100 gross, and no benefits.
     
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    I agree! In my area of CA, her pay is unheard of. I'm think I might know the county she's in based on that pay, but I could be wrong. You're right about the cost of living, though...it all sounds nice, but in reality, I could be getting double what I make and still not be able to make ends meet if I were on my own (thank goodness my dad is still willing to help me out).
     
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    Actually even worse than that - $1610 if every weekday was worked during a month with 31 days overall and if the month started on Monday...less if there's fewer days in the month / if the month started on a different day. (Sorry, I just really wanted to play with some numbers...it's the math geek in me!)
     
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    When I subbed I had to have a second job nights/weekends. I'm thankful I only did it for a little while (including a LTS job) but I can't imagine many can support themselves on subbing unless they had another source of income or someone paying part of their bills.
     
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    I agree. I wouldn't wish this upon anyone who is supporting themselves! The experience is SO beneficial, but as a means of living...no. I'm working almost every single day (took a couple days off this past month due to illness) and my check is going to be somewhere around $1200.
     
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    I lived downstairs in my parents' house at the time and only paid them a tiny rent so I was able to do pay off student loans, pay my car loan and also save a bit. I could never do it now with a mortgage.
     
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    I'm the only provider for my family of three (me, my wife, and our 3-year-old son). Thankfully, I have other funds coming in, so I'm not having to do this for the money. Substituting is more for the experience I'll gain, but the little bit of extra cash will be nice to have before the holiday season sets upon us. Tutoring on weekends helps too.
     
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    You seem to have a great outlook and attitude. Seriously, way to go!!:thumb:
     
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    I definitely agree with this! Attitude is everything in this profession. I wish you luck, P Chang, it sounds like you're doing a great job to prepare for your future as an educator!
     
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    Probably has to do with challenges I've faced in the past. After going through all I have, everything else I face is nothing to get worked up about. :cool:
     
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    My district pays 140 as well and I'm in Washington.
     
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    ::checking flights to CA and WA::
     
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    Ours and a neighboring district I believe is also around $150, but there is a shortage of subs due to them hiring so many teachers (a few hundred a year). In the district I actually subbed in, it was either $105ish or $130ish, depending on longevity on a rolling-year basis.
     
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    Most places I have worked at in California paid $100-$125 / day. The extra $20-25 was either for locations with traveling distance, or special ed jobs.
    I think it would be nice if subs would get extra pay for having a credential (not every district requires t but it does make a difference in the sub's ability), as well as having a Masters and possibly longevity. A sub who has been working for 2 year is probably better than someone who just started. (not always though)

    My P said she will suggest to our district to offer training for subs to be working in alt. ed and then offer them higher pay.

    Currently we have no subs. The few great ones we've had are used in our long term sub positions, since we also need teachers. So much that a sub (she's awesome) who just barely started her credential program could get emergency credential from us, just to fill our math position.
     
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    $70/day in this day & age?! :eek:

    Back when I was subbing & started in 1999, my district paid $95 a day, then depending on a raise OR if I was long term, I made up to $150/day I think...normally $125/day not being long-term. I do live in a high COL (cost of living) state though...California.

    (It was $125/when I stopped subbing in 2011.)
     
  38. P Chang

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    I won't submit my sub packet until mid-December, but plan on trying to get some more info on this at that time. Perhaps the sub market is saturated and that is the cause for the low pay.

    I'm not terribly far away from two other counties (one to the south and one to the west), and may apply with both of those as well. It's possible they pay more.
     
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    It's probably been thoroughly discussed... but districts around here pay anywhere from $112/day to $160/day. The two I'm in are $112 and $120 (both about $140/day for long term), but there's a more urban district that pays $150-$170 per day for fully certified subs. I can't imagine a district being saturated in subs at only $70/day... o_O

    The districts here usually have the sub pay listed on the job description when you apply, maybe you could see if the other districts near you do that as well? That way you can scope it out without the work of applying if they don't pay better.
     
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    Just checked the county south of me and they pay $90 a day…$20 a day more than my home county. And if its in one of the two schools with a critical shortage of subs, it's $120 a day. Guess I'll be submitting a sub packet to that county as well.

    The county to the west of me also pays $90 a day. Geez…what's with my county and their sub pay?! And the crazy part is the county to the west of me uses the same private company to get their subs from. So I can apply to sub in my county and the county to the west at the same time, with the same company, but the rate of pay is a difference of $20 a day. Weird. :dizzy:
     
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    In my county, either $75 or $70 a day.
     

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