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.