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Salary Information for Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers can work a full day (8 hours) or a half day (4 hours). Payday is on the 15th and last day of each month.

Daily Rate of Pay: ​ ​

High School Diploma — $70 per day or $9.33 per hour

Four-Year​ Degree or Master's Degree​ — $80 per day or $10.67 per hour

Doctorate Degree — $80 per day or $10.67 per hour

Certified Teacher — ​$90 per day or $12.00 per hour

 

Long-Term Assignments:

A substitute teacher assignment (for the teacher of record) is considered long-term if it lasts 10 or more consecutive days. Substitute teachers must have prior approval to work in a long-term assignment. 

Non-certified long-term substitutes will be paid their regular daily rate of pay for the entire assignment. 

If substitute teacher holds a valid Professional South Carolina teaching certificate, he or she will be paid at the teacher daily rate of pay for the entire assignment.  If the substitute teacher holds a valid Retired Educator Certificate, he or she will be paid at the teacher daily rate of pay for up to twelve (12) years of experience.