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Middle School Teachers in New York

Want to work in New York as a Middle School Teacher? Read this first!

6.2% Jobs Projection
$80,790 Median Salary
3,190 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in New York?

There were approximately 39,950 workers employed as Middle School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 39,390 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 560 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means New York has more Middle School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 3,190 annual job openings, and 43,280 total jobs in 2026 for Middle School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $48,150 to $126,020 with $80,790 being the median annual salary.

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


Top New York Metros for Middle School Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 46,080 $79,640
Rochester, NY 2,380 $65,720
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 2,020 $70,210
Syracuse, NY 1,720 $66,130
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,540 $63,730
Utica-Rome, NY 720 $68,000
Binghamton, NY 580 $62,730
Kingston, NY 500 $89,040
Glens Falls, NY 190 $72,070

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

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

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

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

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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