Sunday, February 12, 2017
What Is The Average NYC Educator Pension Last Year?
The average educator pension for all New York City retirees in 2016 was $43,701. Not bad but not a windfall by any means. However, if you read the Daily News headline, the newspaper makes it seem that the average pension for educators is $88,000. Of course, inside the article you find out that their definition of "average" is much different than everybody else s.
It turns out the Daily News average salary is based upon educators (including Assistant Principals and Principals) who retired in 2015 with 30 or more years experience, not the average of all educators who retired in 2015. Deceiving? I certainly think it is.
Obviously, this is the newspaper's opening salvo on educator pensions as the Constitutional Convention is discussed and this may be one of the issues brought up. Once again the Daily News is practicing questionable journalism in their quest to demonize teachers and their benefits.