How much do you make a day for subbing?

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  1. Mrs.Bran

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    Hi all,
    I am just curious as to how much everybody makes subbing. I am thinking about subbing next year if I don't find a job. I taught middle school for 4 years, have been home with kids for 9 and am ready to go back. Our district only pays $105 a day for teachers with credentials. That seems really low. Whay do you think?

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    Kelly
     
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  3. Erin Elizabeth

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    RCSD pays $90/day, Rocklin USD pays $100, WPUSD $80, EUSD pays $90. That's about it for our area. The districts in Sacramento tend to pay more.
     
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    $105 sounds generous. I think my district is in the $80-90 range.
     
  5. Mrs.Bran

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    When I was teaching 9 years ago our district paid $125, and Elk Grove unified pays $185. I just don't want to drive that far.

    =)
     
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    Mrs.Bran, you're welcome to go through my Sub Pay thread and see what other subs make elsewhere. I'm sure you'll notice a definte difference in sub pay across the country. A lot has to do with location and COL, of course.

    In some ways I have to agree with you, $105 for CA is kind of low considering the COL out there. Then again, it depends on where you are in CA too. I'm sure they have their high COL areas and their low COL areas just as IL does.
     
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    (Sigh)
     
  8. Steph-ernie

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    When I subbed in San Diego, most districts paid $95 a day. A few districts paid $105 a day. That is the highest I knew of.
     
  9. Teacher2Be2007

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    The school district where I live pays $85 a day and $95 a day if you take their "substitute academy"... LT subs I think get $140 a day.
     
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    What's "Substitute Academy"? Is that just some kind of orientation thing or something beyond that?
     
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    It's beyond the orientation. Apparently they go over classroom management, lesson plans, how to make up your own "emergency" plans, that type of thing. They only offer it 2x's a year and it's 3 evenings (about 3 hours) over a 3 week period.
     
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    Morgan Hill-115
    Alum Rock-135

    Districts in Santa Cruz and Pajaro Valley pay about $95, some less
     
  13. teacherfan

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    My district just gave us a raise! We were at $105 and now we are at $112. The other districts still pay $105. Long term in my district pays $218 per day.
     
  14. misswhammy

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    Before taxes, I make $45.00 per day.
     
  15. teresaglass

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    I make about $90 subbing fro my district and with Kelly if I sub for a charter its about $130. If I sub for a private school with Kelly it is $90 to $95 a day. Subbing does not pay well. You might want to look into TA jobs instead. I tested for one that pays about $13.00 per hour with benefits but it is special ed.
     
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    Bear Valley Unified/$90 per day. We are one of the lowest in San Bernardino County. Our district credentialed just got a 10%/over 2 years raise...subs haven't gotten a raise in almost 10 years! I love subbing but I'm thinking of looking at another district. Unfortunately it's a 40-60 min. drive.
     
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    Huntsville, AL its $50 a day, $37.50 if it is for a support person. After 10 consecutive days for the same teacher, a certified teacher can make $75 a day. And they wonder why we can't get subs!:eek:
     
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    The subs around here only make $40 a day. I know. It seems so low! I think that we might get better subs if we paid more. The ones we have in this school district appear to just be warm bodies.
     
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    WOW! I wish we had Substitute Academy here. I think that's something we in the states could really benefit from.
     
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    Los Angeles Unified has a sub academy. One of my collegaues at Kelly signed up and went to it. Burbank aslo had one that lasted just an evening. Utah State University has an on-line one you can use. If fact Kelly Educational Staffing uses it. Terry G.
     
  21. jhendrix

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    what about san diego county?

    anybody know how much it pays down here in SD?
     
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    jhendrix, contact the school district office and they will tell you.

    Here it is $60 with a HS degree
    $80 with a bachelor's degree
    and $105 if you are a certified teacher
     
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    Wow, you guys need to come to Canada....Here, for a qualified teacher it is approx $185.00 per day. When I was not qualified, I was making 100.00 per day.
     
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    I actually have an English teacher friend who wants to move to Victoria, Brititish Columbia.
     
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    It may even be more than that in my school board--when I was supplying 8years ago I was making around $150.00/day--of course, you need to be a qualified teacher to be a sub.
     
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    Around here they get paid $60 per day for public schools, but I'm not sure what they pay in my school (Catholic). I'm sure its low though.
     
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    You're absolutely right...the pay depends on the school board...and the qualifications. About having to be qualified as a sub, that depends on the school board too...if there is a real shortage, it's really easy to find work as an unqualified sub (I did it for three years), especially once you make a name for yourself. Of course, the rule is technically that you have to be qualified, but sometimes they just have no choice.
     
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    Haha, but that's like $60 American!

    (Just kidding, my husband is from Ontario, so it's a running joke between us.)

    I subbed in Alaska ($100 / day), in central VA ($75 / day short-term, $125 / day long-term), and for a preschool ($8 / hour = about $60 / day).

    The pay was never great, but the flexibility sure was!
     
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    Wow, that's terrible! That totally sucks. I can't believe they pay you guys so poorly!

    In nursing, per diem nurses make more per hour than regular nurses. They usually make 15% more per hour.
     
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    Yeah, you do have a point, lol. But...our dollar is catching up.
     
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    When I subbed a few years ago, I was making between $85 - $100 a day in districts in my area. The price was raised a little if you were doing a long term position.
     
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    I was told by a District official the other day that the "Subs" are the "forgotten step-child" when it comes to pay, preparation. etc. The district just gave the teachers a 10% raise (over 2 years), classified will follow with the same, and the Subs??...nothing, nada, zero, zilch! Why is that! Anyone have any thoughts?
     
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    My thoughts are that the teacher's unions are not advocating for subs. In nursing, as I said, our per diems (who are equivalant to subs) make usually 15% more, in lieu of benefits. Agency nurses make even more.

    I'm absolutely appalled that subs make so little.
     
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    Come to Australia in the state I live in (Vicxtoria) all teachers get $216 for relief work in all state(public) schools, thats equivelant to$180US. How can there such differences across the state?
     
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    I don't consider my pay poor in any way, shape or form.

    I love what I'm paid as a Substitute Teacher. My only wish was that it was more steady than it is.
     
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    If I worked a per diem 8 hour shift at my hospital, I'd make about $240. If I worked a per diem 12 hour shift I'd make around $360. In my opinion, making only $100 is highway robbery. It's what a per diem nurse's aide might make. You are a well educated professional and should be compensated for it.
     
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    I agree that I am a well-educated professional, but I disagree in that I'm not compensated enough for it. IMHO, I am. I earn what I feel is right.

    Public Districts and Private Schools have a lot of money going out elsewhere so I imagine when it boils down to the subs, we're going to take a hit in the pay department. Public districts and private schools only get so much money for a year and they have to make tough decisions and doll it where it needs to go the most. If sub pay increases then taxes have to increase too and trying to get the people in the district to go for a tax hike is tough. The majority tends to strike it down, especially those who don't have kids in the school system.

    Wouldn't it be nice if money grew on trees or if we had a monetary system like the one depicted in Star TreK? Yes, it would, but it's also very unrealistic too.

    For the record, I am a part of the National Substitute Teachers Alliance which has a nationwide voice that resonates from State to State, and District to District and lobbies for better wages.

    Granted, I wouldn't mind being paid more, but I'm happy with what I get.
     
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    San Diego unified pays $122.05 per day for day to day.
    If you are long term then you get $136.40
    community based $114.88
    master $159.39
    Childcare center $104.82
     
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    That's atrocious. As an RN in San Diego county, I'd be making even more than I do here. I'd probably get $300 per 8 hr shift for per diem hospital nursing. I think those wages are scandalous. The cost of living is out of sight in Southern Calif, and they are paying subs less than a nurses aide would make? Crazy.
     
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    Okay, not that I want to sound mean because I don't, but...

    This is your third post regarding how appalling sub pay is and how it's atrocious, scandalous and considered highway robbery as to how much we make. (I think we get the picture now.) Not to mention, I don't like it being compared to what a nurse or nurse's aide make. We're not medical professionals, we're educational professionals and like every profession we earn what we earn regardless of what you or anyone else thinks and/or feels.

    I, for one, am getting tired of hearing the comparisons between the medical and educational. We all realize, upon going into the profession of substiutute teaching that we're not going to make a lot. We don't do it for the money, we do it for the love of the kids. If money was an issue we'd be nurses, doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists or architects even. But since money really isn't an issue - we are what we are and accept the low pay.

    Now, can we move on?... If not, then the mods will probably lock the thread and I really DON'T want that to happen.
     
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    I'm glad you don't have to worry about money, not everyone has that luxury. Sorry you are offended by my comments. In my opinion, substitute teachers deserve much better financial compensation than I'm reading is the norm, according to the topic of this thread.
     

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