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Average Salary for New York City Department of Education Employees

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., New York City Department of Education employs talent in positions ranging from High School Teacher to Elementary School Teacher. A salary of $61K annually is the median rate at New York City Department of Education. Though what you do at the company and your city do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at New York City Department of Education. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

New York City Department of Education typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: New York City Department of Education
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]High School Teacher (8)
$35,217 - $94,815  
[-]High School Teacher (8)
Salary$36,276 - $93,293  
Total Pay$35,217 - $94,815  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (6)
$34,389 - $87,785  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (6)
Salary$36,202 - $86,701  
Total Pay$34,389 - $87,785  
[+]Education Paraprofessional (3)
$19,442 - $45,613  
[+]Education Paraprofessional (3)
Salary$21,145 - $52,011  
Total Pay$19,442 - $45,613  
[+]Special Education Teacher, Middle School (2)
$44,523 - $88,674  
[+]Special Education Teacher, Middle School (2)
Salary$44,947 - $83,704  
Total Pay$44,523 - $88,674  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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52 Chambers Street
New York City, New York 10007

New York City (NYC) Department of Education, New York City Department of Education

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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $63K per year. The largest fraction of New York City Department of Education people (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $51K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Head Teachers, who bring in close to around $69K per year, though High School Teachers are not far behind at $67K along with Middle School Special Education Teachers (about $62K) and Elementary School Teachers ($60K). With salaries averaging $33K, Education Paraprofessionals are among the lowest paid at New York City Department of Education.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Secondary Teacher Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $65K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Elementary Teacher Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $63K per year. New York City Department of Education provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Education (MEd), Educational Leadership — these employees rake in about $66K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Mathematica; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $73K per year. Childhood Education also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in three of employees surveyed report using it at work. Curriculum Planning, Project Management, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

One in four respondents — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all respondents can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. New York City Department of Education folks also make good use of defined contribution (dc) retirement plan and life insurance.

Key Stats for New York City Department of Education


61 %
39 %
$35,759 - $73,698
$39,036 - $78,858
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
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