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.