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Can substitute teachers make as much money as a full time teacher?

My friend is a new teacher (right out of college) and has had trouble finding a full time teaching job for elementary school. She is thinking of becoming a substitute teacher but doesn't know if it would pay the bills. Can substitute teachers make as much money as a full time teacher? If not then what else could she do?

Asked By: MindStorm - 4/19/2008
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One advantage of subbing is to get to know different buildings and staffs, so that when a job opens up, she will know if she will be appropriate for the position. Also, the practicality of subbing depends upon how many days a month she gets work. Unless she gets a long term sub job, she may not know from day to day... More
Answered By: bizime - 4/19/2008
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It depends on her district. Typically, if a sub has a degree their pay is comparable to that of a permanent teacher, but no benefits.
Answered By: C.J. - 4/19/2008
 
No. you won't make as much as a teacher, but you can do fairly well... More
Answered By: Suthern Yankee's S.O. - 4/19/2008
 
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