Early Childhood Education Jobs in New York

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New York is home to massive metropolitan areas, tiny towns, snowy cities, and high-paying jobs in early childhood education. New York offers the highest salaries for kindergarten teachers in the country, and comes in second for child care workers and administrators in preschool and child care. New York City, Rochester, and Poughkeepsie are three of the best cities for high-paying jobs. Overall, New York is one of the best states for early childhood education workers to earn high salaries.

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New York Salary Rankings

#1

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#2

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#2

in the US for Childcare Workers

#3

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#4

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#13

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Early Childhood Jobs in New York

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 68,460 $24,750 check127%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 24,890 $32,370 check119%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 20,090 $50,480 check122%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 18,860 $67,030 check125%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 9,830 $72,020 check144%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 5,510 $56,850 check108%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 4,480 $59,240 check135%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 61,680 $25,650 check131%
Rochester, NY 3,780 $19,640 check101%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 3,550 $20,300 check104%
Syracuse, NY 2,100 $19,730 check101%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1,680 $23,010 check118%
Binghamton, NY 890 $19,110 eks98%
Utica-Rome, NY 780 $21,560 check111%
Kingston, NY 670 $21,270 check109%
Ithaca, NY 400 $21,820 check112%
Elmira, NY 240 $18,630 eks95%
Glens Falls, NY 200 $19,010 eks97%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4,500 $62,960 check143%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 280 $44,980 check102%
Rochester, NY 250 $51,790 check118%
Syracuse, NY 150 $50,940 check116%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 110 $56,700 check129%
Utica-Rome, NY 50 $41,580 eks95%
Binghamton, NY 40 $48,020 check109%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 10,300 $72,680 check145%
Rochester, NY 630 $48,790 eks97%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 620 $60,000 check120%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 290 $74,400 check148%
Syracuse, NY 230 $54,710 check109%
Utica-Rome, NY 130 $52,880 check106%
Binghamton, NY 100 $44,730 eks89%
Glens Falls, NY 60 $52,360 check104%
Kingston, NY 50 $74,270 check148%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 27,560 $34,640 check128%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,340 $27,600 check102%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 1,160 $26,840 eks99%
Rochester, NY 1,030 $25,980 eks96%
Syracuse, NY 670 $25,210 eks93%
Binghamton, NY 310 $23,730 eks87%
Utica-Rome, NY 300 $25,980 eks96%
Ithaca, NY 180 $28,130 check104%
Kingston, NY 140 $26,190 eks97%
Glens Falls, NY 120 $21,170 eks78%
Elmira, NY 70 $33,340 check123%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 20,430 $68,660 check128%
Rochester, NY 1,330 $56,110 check104%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 1,190 $57,950 check108%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 720 $75,040 check139%
Syracuse, NY 570 $65,310 check121%
Utica-Rome, NY 300 $54,050 eks100%
Binghamton, NY 180 $58,330 check108%
Kingston, NY 170 $75,680 check141%
Glens Falls, NY 110 $54,490 check101%
Ithaca, NY 90 $65,830 check122%
Elmira, NY 80 $55,450 check103%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4,650 $60,780 check116%
Syracuse, NY 310 $46,680 eks89%
Rochester, NY 290 $51,880 eks99%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 280 $33,140 eks63%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 110 $69,160 check132%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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