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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.

TEMPORARY SUBSTITUTE SALARY SCHEDULE: 

The current temporary Substitute Teacher Salary Rates are: 

  • High School Diploma or Associates Degree - $95 per day or $12.66 per hour 

  • Four-year College Degree - $105 per day or $14 per hour 

  • South Carolina Certified Teacher - $115 per day - $15.33 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.