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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers among New York cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,880
25th Percentile Wage
$26,070
50th Percentile Wage
$32,670
75th Percentile Wage
$43,140
90th Percentile Wage
$50,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.52
25th Percentile Wage
$12.54
50th Percentile Wage
$15.70
75th Percentile Wage
$20.74
90th Percentile Wage
$24.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.31. The median hourly salary is $15.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.52.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,6706.52%8.36%
201530,540-1.21%-
201430,9100.61%-
201330,7202.54%-
201229,940--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of New York ranges from $23,360 to $40,470. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $40,470. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Binghamton (mean annual salary $38,140). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$40,470
Binghamton
$38,140
Nassau-Suffolk
$36,350
Ithaca
$33,090
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$31,400
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$29,750
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$29,730
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$29,470
Glens Falls
$29,260
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$28,900
Kingston
$27,890
Syracuse
$27,010
Rochester
$26,930
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$26,910
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$26,500
Utica-Rome
$25,500
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$23,360


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