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Informer: Substitute teacher pay varies among systems

Last Modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:06 PM

By Andrew Perzo / American Press

What is the substitute teacher pay, for degreed and non-degreed teachers, for Calcasieu Parish and the charter schools?

The charter schools pay non-degreed substitutes $10 an hour, said Pam Quebodeaux, principal at both Lake Charles Charter Academy and Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy.

Those who have degrees but lack teacher certification receive $11 an hour, and degreed, certified substitutes receive $12 an hour, she said.

According to the parish school system’s salary schedule, which is available online, Calcasieu schools pay non-degreed substitute teachers $58 a day. The degreed but not certified receive $65 a day, and those with both degrees and certification receive $80.

The pay rates for various other substitute positions in the Calcasieu school system:

Paraprofessional — $56.50 a day.

Bus driver — $57 a day.

Bus attendant — $30 a day.

School clerk — $56.50 a day.

Food-service worker — $51 a day.

Custodian — $7.25 an hour.

Adult education teacher — $18.50 an hour.

Other parishes

The minimum pay for daily substitutes in other area parishes — for certified; noncertified, degreed; and noncertified, non-degreed — according to the state Department of Education:

Allen — $65, $65, $55.

Beauregard — $67.75, $67.75, $50.75.

Cameron — $140, $105, $70.

Jefferson Davis — $80, $70, $60.

Vernon — $65, $65, $50.75.

Note: The numbers for Vernon Parish listed in the state salary schedule show that certified substitutes get paid the same as noncertified, non-degreed subs. But a spokesperson with the Vernon school system said that was wrong and supplied The Informer with the correct figures.


Commission puts on yearly fall conference

Who do I have to get in touch with to get a registration form for the Women’s Conference?

The conference, put on by the Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana, will be Oct. 18 at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

To register ahead of time, visit or email Registration on the day of the conference will be at 8 a.m.

The cost is $30 before Oct. 8. Registration on event day is $40.

The conference will include workshops on heart health, scrapbooking, parenting, entertaining, history, business, budgeting and fashion. The keynote speaker will be Joan Lunden, TV personality and former host of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”


The Informer answers questions from readers each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. It is researched and written by Andrew Perzo, an American Press staff writer. To ask a question, call 494-4098, press 5 and leave voice mail, or email

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