Is the Hudson Valley the best place to be a teacher?

Sure, you get summer off but teachers have a tough job. There's always been this understanding that teachers are extremely under paid. That might be true. According to, the average new first year teacher can earn almost $58,000 a year.

Though that's the average that certainly wouldn't hold up around here.

According to public salary averages posted on New York Upstate, the Hudson Valley snagged a bunch of spots in the top 40 New York teaching jobs.

Out of 40 different teaching careers from teaching math, science or fitness at all grades, the Hudson Valley scored number one in almost all of them. HV teachers can average $85k to $100k depending on what they teach and in what county.

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