Teachers in the Mohawk Valley region are among the lowest paid teachers in New York, according to an Albany watchdog group.

The Empire Center for New York State Policy released their findings on Tuesday which showed that while salaries downstate and in Western New York have increased by more than 11% over the last 6 years, teachers in our area are lagging behind.

The highest paid district in New York is Scarsdale Union Free School District.  Teachers salaries there range from $80,000 to $141,000 annually.  Median teacher salaries in Nassau-Suffolk counties average just over $104,000 in contrast to teachers in the Mohawk Valley region who are paid nearly half that amount.

Remsen Central School District is the area's highest paid staff with a median salary of $84,114, followed by Town of Webb, Clinton, Utica and Frankfort.  Schools like Whitesboro, New Hartford, Herkimer, Rome and Sauquoit fall in the middle with salaries in the $50,000 to $59,000 range.  The area's lowest paid teachers making less than $50,000 include Little Falls, Brookfield, West Canada, Van Hornsville-ODY, Madison and Richfield Springs.