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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

92,560

Salary Range

$58,200 - $127,660

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $58,200 to $127,660 a year in New York. There are around ninety thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Kingston 780 $92,090
Glens Falls 600 $69,900
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 5,570 $69,500
Rochester 5,100 $66,110
Ithaca 510 $59,510
Watertown, Fort Drum 340 $65,730
Syracuse 3,380 $66,730
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 3,330 $69,210
Utica, Rome 1,310 $71,540
Binghamton 1,280 $77,350

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

Total Employed

8,130

Salary Range

$60,070 - $180,410

English teachers have a salary range between $60,070 to $180,410 a year in New York, with over 8,130 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Utica, Rome 80 $99,730
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 500 $73,550
Syracuse 450 $77,780
Rochester 430 $99,710
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 380 $77,790
Binghamton 140 $96,720
Kingston 110 $59,220

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

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Total Employed

75,360

Salary Range

$64,660 - $129,350

As a high school teacher in New York you can expect to make between $64,660 - $129,350. There are around seventy thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Glens Falls 960 $78,100
Rochester 6,470 $74,370
Kingston 550 $85,790
Binghamton 480 $78,880
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 4,580 $74,870
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 3,590 $68,160
Syracuse 2,560 $74,140
Utica, Rome 1,120 $68,320
Ithaca - $59,100
Watertown, Fort Drum - $67,480

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

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Total Employed

2,190

Salary Range

$66,290 - $177,460

In New York, a history teacher's salary may range from $66,290 to $177,460. There are around two thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Binghamton 70 $110,790
Utica, Rome 40 $103,970
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 220 $77,340
Rochester 190 $109,480
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 110 $67,750
Syracuse 110 $86,400

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

Total Employed

6,450

Salary Range

$53,480 - $129,750

Kindergarten teachers in New York, can earn between $53,480 to $129,750 a year. There are around six thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Kingston 90 $89,850
Rochester 710 $62,180
Watertown, Fort Drum 60 $61,200
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 500 $66,100
Ithaca 50 $58,710
Elmira 40 $50,980
Syracuse 220 $64,960
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 210 $68,410
Utica, Rome 120 $70,880
Binghamton 100 $64,430

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

221,110

Salary Range

$53,480 - $191,690

As a math teacher in New York you can expect to make between $53,480 - $191,690. 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
Utica, Rome 80 $97,340
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 330 $73,700
Rochester 330 $111,750
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 230 $86,940
Syracuse 190 $87,430

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

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Total Employed

12,610

Salary Range

$32,250 - $99,180

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $32,250 to $99,180 a year in New York. New York is home to about twelve thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Syracuse 730 $64,480
Rochester 610 $44,750
Elmira 50 $43,980
Utica, Rome 280 $47,760
Binghamton 190 $43,910
Ithaca 160 $65,170
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 1,020 $44,860
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 1,010 $46,490

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

Total Employed

23,890

Salary Range

$29,070 - $66,970

In New York, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $29,070 to $66,970, with over 23,890 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 930 $33,360
Elmira 60 $42,570
Watertown, Fort Drum 60 $38,280
Syracuse 580 $34,020
Kingston 210 $32,340
Ithaca 160 $40,090
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 1,530 $40,110
Utica, Rome 150 $34,340
Rochester 1,350 $34,300
Glens Falls 130 $31,060

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

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Total Employed

23,740

Salary Range

$49,820 - $189,530

As a school administrator in New York you can expect to make between $49,820 - $189,530. New York is home to about twenty three 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
Syracuse 60 $54,260
Rochester 180 $54,020
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 170 $53,880
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 160 $59,830

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
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 890 $100,120
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 770 $105,810
Elmira 60 $107,590
Ithaca 60 $101,090
Syracuse 550 $102,380
Utica, Rome 240 $108,270
Binghamton 180 $107,360
Kingston 160 $120,870
Glens Falls 120 $118,660
Rochester 1,160 $107,090

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

26,500

Salary Range

$45,530 - $115,420

School counselors in New York, can earn between $45,530 to $115,420 a year, with over 26,500 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Glens Falls 90 $70,120
Elmira 80 $58,340
Watertown, Fort Drum 60 $66,750
Utica, Rome 430 $50,630
Ithaca 330 $79,250
Binghamton 280 $58,950
Rochester 1,800 $52,540
Kingston 170 $68,290
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 1,520 $60,030
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 1,420 $64,510

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

Group of children smiling

Total Employed

26,430

Salary Range

$57,880 - $151,440

In New York, a special education teacher's salary may range from $57,880 to $151,440. New York is home to about twenty six thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 300 $56,100
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 200 $65,920
Rochester 170 $67,980
Binghamton 140 $82,960
Syracuse 130 $64,240
Utica, Rome - $74,640

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
Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls 930 $64,470
Glens Falls 90 $63,600
Ithaca 90 $58,970
Syracuse 710 $69,200
Albany, Schenectady, Troy 630 $72,830
Kingston 240 $86,930
Binghamton 230 $75,860
Utica, Rome 190 $67,780
Rochester 1,320 $61,770
Elmira 110 $64,450

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

Largest School Districts in New York

School District Schools Teachers
Buffalo Public Schools 57 2,859
Rochester City School District 67 2,543
Syracuse City School District 32 1,568
Yonkers Public Schools 39 1,534
Brentwood Union Free School District 17 1,045
Greece Central School District 20 937
Sachem School District 18 913
Newburgh Enlarged City School District 13 847
Wappingers Central School District 15 780
Williamsville Central School District 13 744
Schenectady City School District 19 711
City School District of New Rochelle 10 706
Half Hollow Hills Central School District 11 684
Smithtown Central School District 14 683
Middle Country Central School District 14 681
Clarkstown Central School District 16 675
Webster Central School District 11 658
Arlington Central School District 12 650
City School District of Albany 15 633
North Syracuse Central School District 11 632
Shenendehowa Central School District 12 627
Utica City School Distric 13 626
Mount Vernon High School 16 614
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District 13 614
Levittown Union Free School District 10 612
Massapequa Public Schools 9 607
Great Neck Public Schools 10 604
Syosset Central School District 10 597
Longwood Central School District 7 592
William Floyd School District 8 587
East Meadow Schools 9 568
Sewanhaka Central High School District 5 565
North Rockland Central School District 10 560
Liverpool Central School District 13 542
East Ramapo Central School District 14 541
Uniondale Public Schools 8 538
White Plains Public Schools 7 532
Connetquot Central School District of Islip 11 526
Enlarged City School District of Middletown 8 515
Commack School District 8 513
Patchogue-Medford School District 11 510
Northport-East Northport Union Free School District 9 508
Fairport Central School District 8 503
Monroe-Woodbury Central School District 7 501
Freeport Public Schools 8 497
West Seneca Central School District 12 497
Kingston City Schools 14 493
Three Village Central School District 8 490
Binghamton City School District 10 489
Lindenhurst Union Free School District 8 488

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

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