It showed that Westchester and Putnam counties ranked first and second in the state for the average full-time salaries for teachers and administrators last school year, while Otsego and Yates counties paid the least.
And the data, obtained through a Freedom of Information request to the Teachers’ Retirement System, showed wide disparities in teacher and administrators’ pay by regions of the state.
It ranges from the top salary of $506,381 that went to Syosset schools Superintendent Carole Hankin in Long Island to the $166,360 earned by Binghamton schools Superintendent Peggy Wozniak.
The average salary statewide was $57,971, which includes part-time workers and substitute teachers. The average salary was $72,422 for employees who earned more than $15,000 during the school year.