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.