How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in New York?

Do elementary school teachers in New York make a lot of money? What is the average pay for New York elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in New York earn an average of $82,830 a year.

This is 30% more than elementary school teachers nationwide and 29% more than the typical New York worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New York Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $127,660
75th $106,100
50th $79,220
25th $58,200
10th $42,780
New York Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Albany $69,210
Binghamton $77,350
Buffalo $69,500
Elmira $57,240
Glens Falls $69,900
Ithaca $59,510
Kingston $92,090
New York $83,990
Rochester $66,110
Syracuse $66,730
Utica $71,540
Watertown $65,730
New York Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $82,830
2018 $83,010
2017 $80,540
2016 $77,330
2015 $72,930
2014 $74,830
2013 $72,840
2012 $71,270
2011 $69,380