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 typical New York City Department of Education employee can expect to make $61K annually. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for New York City Department of Education workers, followed by geography and your job title. The data in this summary comes from 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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[-]High School Teacher (9)
$34,836 - $93,923  
[-]High School Teacher (9)
Salary$35,762 - $90,965  
Total Pay$34,836 - $93,923  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (6)
$34,655 - $87,874  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (6)
Salary$36,153 - $85,445  
Total Pay$34,655 - $87,874  
[+]Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School (3)
$35,062 - $71,280  
[+]Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School (3)
Salary$35,961 - $67,011  
Total Pay$35,062 - $71,280  
[+]Education Paraprofessional (2)
$18,490 - $45,472  
[+]Education Paraprofessional (2)
Total Pay$18,490 - $45,472  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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About This Company

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

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $63K. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns around $50K per year.


High School Teachers earn the highest median pay at $63K, followed by Middle School Special Education Teachers ($62K), Elementary School Teachers ($60K), and Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers (approximately $49K).

Certifications and Degrees

Secondary Teacher Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $74K. Elementary Teacher Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at around $63K annually. Employees who have a Master of Education (MEd), Educational Leadership make the most here, hauling in approximately $66K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Mathematica; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $73K. Childhood Education is a popular skill among New York City Department of Education workers, with about a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Curriculum Planning, Project Management, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at New York City Department of Education; the company rewards only 19 percent with paid vacation time and only 31 percent with sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for New York City Department of Education


65 %
35 %
$39,732 - $76,979
$38,498 - $78,049
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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