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New teachers throughout New York state make an average of $43,849 or just below the state's average annual salary. However, the average salary for teachers in the state is $68,000 depending on years of experience and certification. Because the state is experiencing teacher shortages in subjects like languages, computers, technology, science, and business, teachers are advised to attain subject matter credentials in any of these areas for preferential hiring. Additionally, teachers are encouraged to apply to districts with high enrolment like New York City, Buffalo, Rochester City, and Yonkers.

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New York Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

79,570

Salary Range

$56,670 - $119,080

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $56,670 to $119,080 a year in New York. There are around seventy thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Binghamton980$58,590
Kingston620$90,860
Glens Falls580$58,890
Ithaca430$58,360
Elmira270$52,830
New York, Jersey City, White Plains57$75,700
Nassau County, Suffolk County13$99,140
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls5$63,440
Rochester4$61,710
Albany, Schenectady, Troy2$66,720

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

7,870

Salary Range

$54,210 - $163,740

English teachers have a salary range between $54,210 to $163,740 a year in New York, with over 7,870 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nassau County, Suffolk County800$74,920
Albany, Schenectady, Troy510$89,300
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls490$68,100
Rochester410$82,750
Syracuse280$80,760
Ithaca230$87,840
Utica, Rome70$85,990
New York, Jersey City, White Plains5$97,520
Dutchess County, Putnam County-$97,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

65,880

Salary Range

$59,350 - $123,100

As a high school teacher in New York you can expect to make between $59,350 - $123,100. There are around sixty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Binghamton840$64,510
Glens Falls510$64,430
Kingston410$85,650
Ithaca390$60,150
Watertown, Fort Drum240$59,820
Elmira210$68,890
New York, Jersey City, White Plains42$85,070
Nassau County, Suffolk County11$99,090
Rochester5$59,720
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls4$69,030

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

2,000

Salary Range

$53,650 - $164,140

In New York, a history teacher's salary may range from $53,650 to $164,140. There are around two thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nassau County, Suffolk County230$76,020
Rochester180$126,430
Albany, Schenectady, Troy150$72,790
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls150$68,040
Dutchess County, Putnam County80$104,880
Utica, Rome30$88,610
New York, Jersey City, White Plains1$97,220
Syracuse-$73,190

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

7,400

Salary Range

$49,570 - $120,210

Kindergarten teachers in New York, can earn between $49,570 to $120,210 a year. There are around seven thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls600$58,240
Rochester570$57,990
Albany, Schenectady, Troy330$60,490
Syracuse220$63,180
Binghamton140$61,080
Utica, Rome140$64,310
Dutchess County, Putnam County100$82,130
Kingston80$65,930
Glens Falls60$65,290
Ithaca40$59,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

198,080

Salary Range

$49,570 - $174,730

As a math teacher in New York you can expect to make between $49,570 - $174,730. New York is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nassau County, Suffolk County500$76,640
Rochester500$94,420
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls280$70,380
Albany, Schenectady, Troy250$70,310
Syracuse180$97,540
Dutchess County, Putnam County120$84,670
Ithaca120$107,460
Utica, Rome90$72,910
New York, Jersey City, White Plains3$105,110

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

9,720

Salary Range

$28,400 - $79,700

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $28,400 to $79,700 a year in New York. New York is home to about nine thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rochester880$39,650
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls720$46,110
Albany, Schenectady, Troy470$53,200
Syracuse360$41,890
Utica, Rome250$41,650
Dutchess County, Putnam County220$39,220
Binghamton170$47,800
Ithaca140$65,960
Elmira60$25,830
New York, Jersey City, White Plains6$49,530

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

40,010

Salary Range

$23,280 - $83,760

In New York, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $23,280 to $83,760, with over 40,010 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Dutchess County, Putnam County930$26,040
Binghamton270$26,340
Utica, Rome260$30,390
Kingston260$26,260
Glens Falls250$24,980
Ithaca160$31,080
Watertown, Fort Drum150$28,880
Elmira90$35,060
New York, Jersey City, White Plains30$47,860
Nassau County, Suffolk County4$32,620

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

24,120

Salary Range

$41,890 - $169,760

As a school administrator in New York you can expect to make between $41,890 - $169,760. New York is home to about twenty four thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nassau County, Suffolk County750$69,720
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls310$42,640
Albany, Schenectady, Troy300$47,770
Rochester200$45,670
Dutchess County, Putnam County130$41,760
Syracuse130$54,570
Utica, Rome70$68,300
Kingston40$42,620
Binghamton40$52,730
New York, Jersey City, White Plains3$73,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albany, Schenectady, Troy600$107,670
Syracuse470$92,980
Dutchess County, Putnam County320$110,790
Utica, Rome260$92,330
Binghamton220$86,440
Kingston130$117,960
Glens Falls90$104,270
Ithaca80$90,170
Watertown, Fort Drum80$100,620
Elmira40$101,210

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

22,630

Salary Range

$44,120 - $104,600

School counselors in New York, can earn between $44,120 to $104,600 a year, with over 22,630 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Syracuse630$57,830
Ithaca570$70,870
Utica, Rome340$52,240
Dutchess County, Putnam County320$72,650
Binghamton230$53,760
Watertown, Fort Drum140$60,090
Kingston120$82,260
Elmira100$58,050
Glens Falls90$68,460
New York, Jersey City, White Plains14$70,050

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

11,860

Salary Range

$52,630 - $101,350

School librarians have a salary range between $52,630 to $101,350 a year in New York. New York is home to about eleven thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rochester730$56,100
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls690$55,580
Albany, Schenectady, Troy680$62,920
Syracuse510$61,950
Dutchess County, Putnam County260$60,480
Ithaca220$73,570
Utica, Rome170$50,930
Binghamton120$55,260
Glens Falls80$42,230
Kingston80$79,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

54,250

Salary Range

$44,410 - $125,060

In New York, a special education teacher's salary may range from $44,410 to $125,060. New York is home to about fifty thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Nassau County, Suffolk County800$75,010
Albany, Schenectady, Troy430$53,140
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls320$49,670
Syracuse250$57,750
Rochester90$50,580
Utica, Rome40$54,210
New York, Jersey City, White Plains2$75,010
Binghamton-$62,930

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albany, Schenectady, Troy780$66,290
Dutchess County, Putnam County500$77,100
Syracuse440$65,970
Utica, Rome290$61,230
Binghamton260$57,110
Kingston170$85,130
Glens Falls160$56,020
Ithaca100$58,640
Elmira80$66,610
New York, Jersey City, White Plains15$71,370

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Rochester800$60,540
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls550$66,440
Syracuse380$71,140
Albany, Schenectady, Troy340$69,500
Dutchess County, Putnam County170$84,990
Utica, Rome160$66,250
Binghamton130$64,610
Kingston120$87,140
New York, Jersey City, White Plains8$76,510
Nassau County, Suffolk County1$97,360

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls960$63,270
Albany, Schenectady, Troy640$69,860
Dutchess County, Putnam County340$76,000
Syracuse300$80,070
Utica, Rome210$61,040
Binghamton130$61,170
Ithaca110$56,120
Kingston90$87,230
Glens Falls90$67,110
Elmira60$67,880

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

43,170

Salary Range

$26,070 - $50,560

In New York, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $26,070 to $50,560. New York is home to about forty thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Utica, Rome910$28,250
Dutchess County, Putnam County900$28,700
Watertown, Fort Drum620$27,630
Glens Falls410$30,360
Ithaca310$32,950
Elmira80$22,480
New York, Jersey City, White Plains21$40,200
Nassau County, Suffolk County8$37,230
Albany, Schenectady, Troy3$29,420
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls3$30,820

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

125,830

Salary Range

$20,870 - $39,230

In New York, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $20,870 to $39,230. There are around ninety thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Watertown, Fort Drum800$24,830
Ithaca730$29,780
Glens Falls720$22,780
Elmira490$24,070
New York, Jersey City, White Plains83$29,630
Nassau County, Suffolk County22$29,160
Rochester7$25,130
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls7$24,310
Albany, Schenectady, Troy5$27,160
Syracuse4$26,990

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in New York

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Buffalo Public Schools572,859
Rochester City School District672,543
Syracuse City School District321,568
Yonkers Public Schools391,534
Brentwood Union Free School District171,045
Greece Central School District20937
Sachem School District18913
Newburgh Enlarged City School District13847
Wappingers Central School District15780
Williamsville Central School District13744
Schenectady City School District19711
City School District of New Rochelle10706
Half Hollow Hills Central School District11684
Smithtown Central School District14683
Middle Country Central School District14681
Clarkstown Central School District16675
Webster Central School District11658
Arlington Central School District12650
City School District of Albany15633
North Syracuse Central School District11632
Shenendehowa Central School District12627
Utica City School Distric13626
Mount Vernon High School16614
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District13614
Levittown Union Free School District10612
Massapequa Public Schools9607
Great Neck Public Schools10604
Syosset Central School District10597
Longwood Central School District7592
William Floyd School District8587
East Meadow Schools9568
Sewanhaka Central High School District5565
North Rockland Central School District10560
Liverpool Central School District13542
East Ramapo Central School District14541
Uniondale Public Schools8538
White Plains Public Schools7532
Connetquot Central School District of Islip11526
Enlarged City School District of Middletown8515
Commack School District8513
Patchogue-Medford School District11510
Northport-East Northport Union Free School District9508
Fairport Central School District8503
Monroe-Woodbury Central School District7501
Freeport Public Schools8497
West Seneca Central School District12497
Kingston City Schools14493
Three Village Central School District8490
Binghamton City School District10489
Lindenhurst Union Free School District8488

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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