This website provides some info on NY teacher pay- it's not a government site, because apparently it is mostly dictated by local politics.
Looks pretty high but then again it costs a lot to live up there.... Down here in NC what we make is paid a base level by the state, +whatever the LEA (Local Education Authority) wants to toss on that. You can see what we make here:
[url="http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/finance/salary/schedules/2007-08schedules.pdf"]http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs ... edules.pdf[/url]
Looks pretty low, but we can still get by, as it doesn't cost as much to live here (yet).