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 Secondary School Special Education Teacher to or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teacher. An average New York City Department of Education employee can expect to make $65K annually. New York City Department of Education paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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New York City Department of Education Median Salary by Job


Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
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High School Teacher
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Elementary School Teacher
5 profiles

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Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School
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Mathematics Teacher
4 profiles

Special Education Paraprofessional
3 profiles

Elementary School Principal
3 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 113
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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

Source: Freebase


Assistant Principals are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $101K per year; High School Teachers, Secondary School Special Education Teachers, and Mathematics Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $76K, around $72K, and $70K, respectively. Near the bottom at New York City Department of Education are Special Education Paraprofessionals, pulling in an average of just $34K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $54K annually. The largest fraction of New York City Department of Education people (31 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $65K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

School principal certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $126K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Master Reading Teacher (MRT) Certificate Holder is rewarded with median pay of about $83K per year. Regarding salaries and education, New York City Department of Education pays those with a Master of Science (MS) the most — $92K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Budget Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $105K annually. Curriculum Planning is a popular skill among New York City Department of Education workers, with slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Childhood Education, Leadership, and People Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

35 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in four survey participants can take paid time off for illness. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants report having dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for New York City Department of Education


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$38,332 - $83,815
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$43,363 - $89,475
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