• substitute Now hiring substitutes!

    Flexible hours • Set your own schedule • Competitive pay 

    How to Apply

    Check the open substitute postitions here.

    To be an Emergency Substitute, you just need a Bachelor's degree. (NOTE: We are not hiring emergency substitutes at this time, but please check back!)  
    To be a Certificated Substitute, you need a Washington State Teaching Certificate.

    Applicants will need to provide:

    • Resume
    • References
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Proof of certifications (if applicable)
    • Transcripts (if applicable)

    Salary Schedules 

    • Substitute Teacher: Full day $180, half day $90.00
    • Substitute Teacher, Special Ed: Full day $190, half day $95.00
    • Paraeducator: Hourly $16.37448
    • Paraeducator - Select Positions: Hourly $19.48523
    • Secretarial: Hourly $18.35988
    • Nutrition Services: Hourly $16.28
    • Professional Technical: Hourly $21.90795
    • Executive Assistant: Hourly $21.90795
    • Bilingual Specialist: Hourly $21.96798
    • Registered Nurses: Hourly $34.99403


    Thanks for your interest in becoming a sub for SPS!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to work every day?

Substitute work offers the flexibility to manage your own schedule! We encourage substitutes to work as often as jobs are available. However, we understand the need to build in non-work days.

Do I have flexibility in my substitute assignments?

Spokane Public Schools has 34 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools and a growing number of options programs. This provides diversity and flexibility in your sub assignments. The placement systems allows substitutes to manage their preferred schools or work sites.

When are substitutes paid?

Substitutes are paid on the last school day of each month for any work they completed between the 11th of the previous month and the 10th of the current month. For example, April’s paycheck will reflect work done March 11 through April 10.

Are benefits available for substitutes?

Benefits are made available to substitutes as they become eligible.

What is required to become a substitute?

We have many substitute roles. Please view individual postings to see the requirements of the job and qualifications needed to be considered.

I am a retired certificated teacher. How do I apply to become a substitute?

Please complete the online application for the substitute position you are interested in. Indicate that you were a former SPS employee in the questions section of the application.