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Socorro ISD increases substitute teacher, nurse pay to attract more applicants

SISD substitute teachers and graphic 

The Socorro Independent School District is increasing its substitute teacher and substitute nurse salary to entice more qualified applicants to join the Socorro ISD family and fill in for much-needed positions across the district.

The increased pay for substitutes will be funded through federal and district funds to attract more applicants and experienced individuals to assist the district as it experiences a substitute teacher and substitute nurse shortage due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Socorro ISD family continues its steadfast, collaborative work to provide all students with the best education possible,” said Interim Superintendent Marta Carmona, M.Ed. “This includes having highly qualified subs available to step in and support our students, staff and schools. We hope this incentive will bring many new candidates to fill in these important substitute roles.” 

In addition to the higher pay for substitutes, applicants now will need to have completed only 30 hours of higher education as opposed to the former requirement of 60 hours.

The higher substitute pay incentive will be effective Sept. 16, 2021. The substitute nurse pay will increase from $225 to $275. The substitute teacher pay will change as follows:


Former substitute teacher pay

New substitute teacher pay

30 hours higher education



Bachelor degree or higher






Long term



In addition, Monday and Friday substitute teacher pay will be $150. Substitute teachers and substitute nurses can earn a $500 retention for 100 workdays per year.

Qualified individuals may apply now at and must turn in three letters of recommendation.

Published September 10, 2021

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