As y’all know, I recently started subbing as a way to try to get my face known at the schools so when a teaching position becomes available, hopefully I will have an advantage.
Well, I got my paycheck for my first subbing job, and oh boy…what a shock!
My district pays $55 per day for subs with bachelor’s degrees. At 7.5 hours of work, that breaks down to $7.33 per hour.
I do not mind that I will not make much money teaching, but this…for subs who are responsible for 30 kids each class period, is sad. I made more money when I was a paraprofessional at the schools a couple of years ago, and I wasn’t even allowed to be in a classroom on my own…without a teacher! That’s standard policy for all para’s.
I LOVE subbing, and I’m hoping that I can find a teaching position really soon. But it’s not economically feasible for me to sub more than one day a week (I have another part-time job that pays a lot more but is not in the education field).
Sorry…had to vent.
I think we should take the salaries paid to these corporate executives and filter them down to those not paid adequately for the jobs they do.
:::stepping off my soapbox now:::