Compared to other counties in "Upstate New York," educators from the Hudson Valley are paid the most.

Each year, the New York State Teachers' Retirement System releases the annual salary for every public school educator.

NYUP.com ranked every county in "Upstate New York" and released the top three salaried educators from each county. All the listed counties from the Hudson Valley ranked near the top of the list.

#13 Greene County

  • 1 Jean Robbiani - $129,735.00 - Catskill Central School District
  • 2 Rosemary Iacono - $111,600.00 - Hunter-Tannersville High School (Hunter-Tannersville Central School District)
  • 3 Dianne Lewis - $110,350.44 - Greenville Middle School (Greenville Central Schoo District)

#7 Columbia County

  • 1 Claire Meyer - $146,127.11 - German Central High School (Germantown Central School District)
  • 2 Scott Thompson - $114,524.24 - New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School (New Lebanon Central School District)
  • 3 Theresa Cipollari - $111,618.96 - Hudson High School (Hudson City School District)

#6 Dutchess County

  • 1 David Gatta - $150,150.86 - Arlington High School (Arlington Central School District)
  • 2 Carol Salvas - $149,377.62 - J. V. Forrestal Elementary School (Beacon City School District)
  • 3 Georgina Murphy - $148,190.02 - Rombout Middle School (Beacon City School District)

#5 Ulster County

  • Joseph Zupan - $150,823.50 - Leptondale Elementary School (Wallkill Central School District)
  • 2 Donna Cerchia - $142,609.75 - Marlboro Middle School (Marlboro Central School District)
  • 3 Marion Lyons - $139,900.03 - Marlboro Elementary School (Marlboro Central School District)

#4 Sullivan County

  • 1 Timothy Potts - $154,110.30 - Robert J. Kaiser Middle School (Monticello Central School District)
  • 2 Rose Joyce-Turner - $138,713.19 - Monticello High School (Monticello Central School District)
  • 3 Gary Silverman - $129,234.79 - Robert J. Kaiser Middle School (Monticello Central School District)

#3 Putnam County

  • 1 Amanda Lynne - $173,072.28 - Carmel High School (Carmel Central School District)
  • 2 Denise Maslak - $172,469.35 - Brewster High School (Brewster Central School District)
  • 3 George Coates - $171,344.30 - Carmel High School (Carmel Central School)

#2 Orange County

  • 1 Katrina Kiernan - $186,482.66 - Washingtonville High School (Washingtonville Central School District)
  • 2 Robert Karchawer - $178,622.12 - Goshen High School (Goshen Central School District)
  • 3 Bernadette Saladino - $176,081.17 - Newburgh Free Academy (Newburgh City School District)

** Salaries may include termination payments, special stipends and non-regular compensation, including sick pay compensation.

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