How Much do Long-term Subs Make?

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  1. Joy

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    I just found out how much I will be making for the long-term that I am getting ready to start. The first five consecutive days will be $93 and after that it will be $175. I feel like the $93 is a little low. I have to drive 45 minutes to get to the school. The one right where I live pays $105. I also sub in a distict that pays $128. I guess the job won't make me wealthy and I better not end up having to miss any days for weather or sickness. How much do long-terms make in your district? That would help me to know if this is really low or just about normal.
     
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    You can't compare apples to oranges since the cost of living varies greatly.

    I've done long-term assignments in 5 districts all within 20 minutes of my house and even that varied greatly.

    District 1: 105/day for the first 40 days, teacher salary after that. (I was shocked at how low this was-but it was that or no job, so I did it)

    District 2: regular sub pay- varies between $120-160 depending on how long you've been subbing in the district for the first 10 days, $201/day after that- retro active for the first 10 days as well, teacher salary once the teacher you are replacing is no longer getting paid.

    District 3: $100/day first 20 days, $140/day next 20 days, $160/day next 20 days, teacher salary after that.

    District 4: 1/2 or full year leave is full salary from day 1



    The truth is I do think $93 is low, but if its that or nothing...you do it with a smile, add it to your resume and hope it leads to something more!
     
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    I am currently making teacher salary as a full-year LTS. However, I have also interviewed for positions where it paid 90 a day for about 6 weeks... some districts just don't have their teacher salary scale kick in until you have worked there for quite some time.
     
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    I've made $150/day being in the same classroom starting on the 24th day & after.
     
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    Here subs make $70, long term subs make $75, and permanent subs make $85.

    This is why I feel lucky to get a sub who is literate. They don't pay subs enough.
     
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    I feel like $93 is low with the 45 minute drive but it will look good on my resume. $175 seems much better. I just need to make sure that I don't get sick because if I miss, I will go back to $93!
     
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    This is the most ridiculous thing ever...my districts did the same thing....it's ridiculous bc if you do get sick, you need to write up the sub plans and assess the work any way! I can understand not paying you for the day, but starting over at day 1 is insane.
     
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    When I did a lts I made 75 dollars, which is regular certified sub pay, for the first 30 days and then teacher pay after that. I would have loved to have started at 93 dollars! That was in CT.
     
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    I agree! It makes me a little nervous because the drive is 45 minutes away. The long-term will last until after Thanksgiving break. I just hope that any bad Iowa winter weather holds off until after then. The roads could easily be very bad between where I live and the school without them having a snow day. I am planning on always having things ready for a sub if something happens where I can't come in but I don't want to have to go back to the bad pay.
     
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    200 a day in my district. after the 21st day, and its retroactive
     
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    First 15 days are the same, $100, 16-30 are $120. Max a non credentialed sub can do in Calif is 30 days. Not retroactive
     
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    $175 starting the 6th day? For Iowa? GRAB it and don't look back. And the $93 a day is nothing to sneeze at either. As I said above, in southern Calif, where the cost of living is very high, I only got $120 a day for the once time I did a long term and it wasn't retro active and it didn't kick in till the 16th day.
     
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    $93 seems low, but the $175 definitely makes up for it. Here, in San Diego, most sub jobs, that I know of, pay $90-105, I think the highest pay is $135. For a long term assignment, it's only $10-15 more, and you're basically doing the same thing a teacher would. Definitely not worth it, but $175 sounds great.
     
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    $93 seems very low for the amount of work I have done this week! I get there early, leave late, and take work home. I love it but I guess I'm not just doing it for the money. Thankfully the $175 will start next week. Now I just need to keep myself well so I don't go back to the $93!
     
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    Teaching is A LOT of work. The first year in a new position can be like a juggling act. $93 seems good for Iowa. I'm in a high SES district in NJ and schools in my area pay just around what you are making.
     
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    I get $75 for subbing and it goes up to $85 after ten days, but if you miss a day after the ten you go back to $75. I'm starting a long term sub position in a few weeks and wish I was going to make $95+. No way in my district..
     
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    In my district they just give $10/hour. I'm not sure how much that is per day because I haven't started yet. Thankfully, I'll just get that pay rate until I pass my subject area exam.

    That's so low...
     

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