State Teachers Lead Nation In Average Salary

Albany, N.Y. - A new study shows New York teachers are the highest paid in the country.

The Rockefeller Institute of Government found the average salary for Empire State educators is just over $79,000 a year. Teachers in Connecticut were in the runner-up spot with an average salary of $77,000.

Data also showed New York spends about $22,000 per public school student every year. That's much higher than the national average.

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