2020-21

New York City’s charter school workforce continues to grow. There are an estimated 10,500 classroom teachers serving an estimated 135,902 charter school students. These educators are the driving force behind the success of NYC’s charter school students.

10,500

estimated number of teachers employed in NYC charter schools for the 2019-20 school year

50%

of charter school teachers are educators of color2

38%

of charter school teachers have been teaching for 6 years or longer

1:12

average teacher to student ratio in NYC charter schools

56%

percent of charter school teachers hold a Master’s Degree or Doctorate

$68,800

average base salary of a NYC charter school teacher3

1 Unless otherwise noted all data is derived from publicly available 2018-2019 NYSED reporting.

2 Based on 2016-17 NYSED classroom teacher demographic data, the most recent, comprehensive data available.

3 New York City Charter School Center 2018-19 Charter School Compensation Survey.

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