With so many people constantly calling New York the "Vampire State", I wonder if teachers feel the same way.

Do you know how much teachers in New York make? For me, I wasn't too shocked to find out what they average. I've written an article about which school districts in the Capital Region shell out the most cash for their teachers. Really when you think about it, it is so well deserved. Teachers shape our youth. They should get paid well as they are a huge influence.

What I was shocked to find out was where our teachers rank in pay across the entire United States. Get this, number one! Our teachers on average are grossing $79,588 a year. Now obviously not every teacher is making that much, but one hell of an average here.

Coming in second is our neighbor Connecticut and in third California.

Times Union has more info on it.