With all the talk in New Jersey about teacher salaries, this is as good a time as any to put some real figures out to the public. The median salary in New Jersey is $57,467; in Jersey City, it is $52,623. This interactive map gives the salary figures for all the school districts in Bergen and Passaic counties along with selected districts in Morris and Hudson Counties, while this link allows you to look at every school district in the state, including charter schools. These figures should be used in conjunction with the administrator salaries which have also been published. How do salaries here compare with other states? There is no one source which will give the absolute best answer because of the varying criteria used to factor out what a “salary” actually is. (For more on this topic, please read An Exploratory Analysis of the Content and Availability of State Administrative Data on Teacher Compensation. NCES, 2008) But there are some reports which should be consulted: The 2009 Compensation Survey (American Federation of Teachers); Occupational Employment Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics); 2009 Rankings of the States (National Education Association) ; and 2009 Digest of Education Statistics (table #79 (p.118) – Estimated Average Annual Salary…).
Teacher Salaries in New Jersey