Anyone can see how much their favorite teacher makes in NYS through the New York State Teachers' Retirement System.

Teachers are an important part of every community as they inspire and help all types of kids grow and spread their wings. We certainly appreciate all our Central New York teachers.

The salary of every New York State teacher, principal, superintendent, guidance counselor and more is public knowledge through The New York State Teachers' Retirement System.

Here are the top earning teachers in Central New York.

Herkimer County
#1 David Wolfanger - $100,828.00 - Central Valley Academy
#2 Crystal Dillenbeck - $98,383.20 - Dolgeville Elementary School
#3 Lori Slaughter - $97,722.00 - Central Valley Academy

Oneida County
#1 Darlene Kemp - $122,177.00 - Westmoreland Jr./Sr. High School
#2 Mary Henderson - $120,746.88 - Proctor High School
#3 Lisa DiMaggio - $116,974.28 - Strough Middle School

Onondaga County
#1 Kathleen Czerwiak - $135,453.00 - Cicero-North Syracuse High School
#2 Michael Keenan - $128,507.25 - Jamesville-Dewitt High School
#3 Richard Ernst - $127,837.00 - Fayetteville-Manlius High School

Madison County
#1 John Markle - $107,455.00 - Oneida Senior High School
#2 Scott Fallon - $99,732.00 - Oneida Senior High School
#3 Harold Muller - $98,962.50 - Chittenango High School

Otsego County
#1 Susan Murphy - $119,819.63 - Oneonta High School
#2 Marjorie Schleining - $116,900.00 - Cooperstown High School
#3 Kim Downie - $105,078.22 - Greater Plains Elementary School

Delaware County
#1 Michael Brazee - $105,417.00 - Sidney Jr./Sr. High School
#2 Jennifer Leaver - $102,233.38 - Margaretville Central School
#3 Gregory O'Connell - $100,890.00 - Stamford Central School

Chenango County
#1 Cindy S. Bostelman - $112,116.00 - Afton Middle/High School
#2 Victoria L. Gregory - $102,355.12 - Afton Middle/High School
#3 Sussanne Fenton - $94,877.00 - Norwich High School

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