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Substitute teacher pay

According to ORS 342.610, teachers employed as substitute teachers shall not be paid less per day than 85 percent of the daily salary of a beginning teacher who holds a bachelor’s degree.

ODE Executive Memoranda regarding 2014-15 Substitute Teacher Pay Rates 

If you have questions, please contact Brian Reeder of ODE, at brian.reeder@state.or.us.  

Following are final minimum pay rates for substitute teachers by school year:



Year
Average
teacher
salary1

Rate for
1st 10 days


10+ Days without
a salary schedule2

 2014-2015

  $38,339     $171.52   $201.78 
2013-2014    $38,170      $170.76     $200.89
 2012-2013     $36,096      $161.48   $189.98 
2011-2012 $36,268 $162.25 $190.88
2010-2011 $35,646 $159.47 $187.61
2009-2010   $34,584 $154.72   $182.02
2008-2009 $33,565 $150.16 $177.66
2007-2008 $32,509 $145.44 $171.10
2006-2007 $31,805 $142.28 $167.39
2005-2006 $31,109 3 $139.17 $163.73
2004-2005 $31,263 $139.85 $164.54
2003-2004 $30,047 $134.42 $158.14
2002-2003 $29,192 $130.59 $153.64
2001-2002 $29,064 $130.02 $152.97
2000-2001 $27,903 $134.83 $146.86

1The Department of Education is charged with computing the statewide average daily salary for beginning teachers who hold a bachelor's degree. The daily salary is defined as the prior year average annual salary of beginning teachers who hold a bachelor's degree divided by 190 days.

2In cases where a substitute teacher teaches for more than 10 consecutive days in the same assignment, the minimum rate for the days taught beyond 10 is computed as follows:

For districts with a salary scale, the minimum rate is the higher of:

  • 1/190th of the district's annual salary scale for beginning teachers with a bachelor's degree. [ORS 342.610 (3)(a)(A)] ; or
  • $170.76 per day [ORS 342.610 (3)(a)(B)]

For districts without a salary scale, the minimum rate is 100 percent, rather than 85 percent, of the statewide average salary for beginning teachers with a bachelor's degree. [ORS 342.610 (3)(a)]

3The average teacher salary dropped due to an unprecedented number of teacher retirements resulting from changes in PERS retirement calculations.

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