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Elementary School Teachers in New York

Considering a career as an Elementary School Teacher in New York?

5.1% Jobs Projection
$79,760 Median Salary
6,180 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Elementary School Teachers in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in New York?

In New York, there were 82,590 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 80,930 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,660 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means New York has more Elementary School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 6,180 annual job openings, and 84,450 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $44,180 to $127,830 with $79,760 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Elementary School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 86,140 $80,130
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 5,210 $68,630
Rochester, NY 4,770 $62,820
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 3,330 $67,130
Syracuse, NY 2,730 $64,470
Utica-Rome, NY 1,210 $62,410
Binghamton, NY 1,110 $60,350
Glens Falls, NY 680 $62,620
Kingston, NY 680 $93,990
Ithaca, NY 420 $55,300
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 340 $59,540

Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Elementary School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 162,440 $80,830
Texas 136,780 $56,380
New York 82,590 $79,760
Florida 75,750 $48,630
Illinois 65,630 $59,070
Pennsylvania 55,200 $63,900
Georgia 53,940 $56,250
Ohio 51,880 $61,950
New Jersey 41,600 $67,160
North Carolina 40,830 $45,860
Michigan 38,330 $63,480
Virginia 36,450 $63,040
Massachusetts 30,380 $78,770
Tennessee 28,880 $51,080
Maryland 28,250 $70,000
Wisconsin 27,280 $55,860
Washington 26,900 $65,780
Indiana 26,520 $49,590
Missouri 25,670 $45,970
Colorado 24,910 $50,330

Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $80,830
New York $79,760
Massachusetts $78,770
District of Columbia $77,220
Connecticut $75,450
Rhode Island $74,400
Alaska $72,040
Maryland $70,000
New Jersey $67,160
Oregon $66,220

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