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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 metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,460
25th Percentile Wage
$27,040
50th Percentile Wage
$34,640
75th Percentile Wage
$45,260
90th Percentile Wage
$54,280

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 $54,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,640
5.69% 13.57%
2016
$32,670
6.52% -
2015
$30,540
-1.21% -
2014
$30,910
0.61% -
2013
$30,720
2.54% -
2012
$29,940
- -

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 $22,700 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 $39,020). The lowest paying area is Elmira with a median annual salary of $22,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$40,470
Binghamton
$39,020
Nassau-Suffolk
$38,230
Glens Falls
$31,720
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$31,590
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$31,480
Syracuse
$31,160
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$30,770
Kingston
$30,640
Rochester
$29,920
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$29,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$28,490
Utica-Rome
$27,730
Ithaca
$27,180
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$26,500
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$26,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$22,880
Elmira
$22,700




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