The highest average salaries go to Assistant Principals, who bring in close to $101K per year, though High School Teachers are not far behind at $76K along with Secondary School Special Education Teachers ($72K) and Mathematics Teachers (approximately $70K). New York City Department of Education hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Special Education Paraprofessionals (about $34K on average).
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $55K annually. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $65K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
School principal certifications receive bigger paychecks ($126K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Certificate Holder is rewarded with median pay of approximately $83K per year. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at New York City Department of Education come out on top, and their salaries approach $92K annually.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Budget Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $105K per year. Curriculum Planning is a popular skill in the New York City Department of Education workforce; just under one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Childhood Education, Leadership, and People Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Only a third of survey participants at New York City Department of Education enjoy paid vacation time, and just 28 percent can take sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at New York City Department of Education, including a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of employees, and for a fair number of respondents, dental coverage is too. New York City Department of Education employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.