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Salary and Benefits

Upon successfully completing training and being hired in a New York City public school, Partner Teachers become NYC public school teachers who are eligible for the following salary and benefits.


Once hired by a NYC public school, you will be a full-time teacher of the NYC Department of Education and earn a starting annual salary of at least $56,711. New York City public school teachers can earn more based on their experience and coursework beyond a bachelor’s degree. Once NYC Teaching Collaborative Partner Teachers have completed their master’s degree, they can expect to earn an annual salary of at least $63,751.


Teachers can select from a variety of health insurance plans, several of which require no employee contributions. Coverage for teachers and their families (including registered domestic partners) begins on the first day of employment. Teachers also receive dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits through the United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund. Please note that Partner Teachers are responsible for their own insurance during the residency. And in a joint announcement in June 2018, the Mayor de Blasio and the United Federation Of Teachers announced paid parental leave for all NYC public school teachers.


The Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York —one of the largest pension systems in the country—provides New York City public school teachers with retirement, disability, and death benefit services. Teachers can also opt into the DOE’s Tax-Deferred Annuity Program, a supplemental retirement plan that allows members to defer taxes on their contributions and any investment earnings from those contributions until they withdraw the money as income. 

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“I see the opportunity to truly make a difference with my students. Whether it is the shy kid who never wants to speak up or the performer who doesn't have any outlets to share their talents, I want to be there to help them navigate it all.”
Dionne, Cohort 6 NYC Partner Teacher