Research Salaries in New Jersey

After receiving teaching certification in New Jersey, one must enter a competitive job market where there are no guarantees about salary. Salaries for a New Jersey certified teacher are based on a number of factors including education, experience, the type of school, and the school district. Individuals interested in becoming a teacher in New Jersey should contact districts directly for salary information. According to the New Jersey Department of Education, the median teaching salary for New Jersey classroom teachers in the 2010-2011 school year was about $60,000.

The following table, which includes salary information for various teaching positions in New Jersey as well as the national average, will help give a rough idea of what one can expect to earn after fulfilling the teaching requirements in New Jersey.

Occupation Annual mean wage in New Jersey Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $107,810 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $106,010 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $85,810 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $74,180 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $80,180 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $36,970 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $60,500 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $66,600 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $67,220 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $70,870 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $64,990 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $66,780 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $70,260 $39,370

Teaching salaries can vary drastically from location to location. The spreadsheet below provides salary information for teachers in New Jersey’s three largest cities.

City Annual mean wage
Newark-Union NJ $59,140
Edison-New Brunswick NJ $57,440
Camden NJ $52,420

Helpful Resources

Start leading in today’s schools

Caldwell University

More Information
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006-6195
(973) 618-3000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Essex County College

More Information
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 877-3000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Felician College

More Information
262 S Main St
Lodi, NJ 07644
(201) 559-6000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Kean University

More Information
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
(908) 737-5326

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

Monmouth University

More Information
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
(732) 571-3400

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Montclair State University

More Information
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
(973) 655-4000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

New Jersey City University

More Information
2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 200-2000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Rider University

More Information
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
(609) 896-5000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Rowan College at Gloucester County

More Information
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
(856) 468-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Rowan University

More Information
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 256-4000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

More Information
83 Somerset St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
(732) 932-1766

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Saint Peter's University

More Information
2641 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
(201) 761-6000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Salem Community College

More Information
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carneys Point, NJ 08069-2799
(856) 299-2100

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Seton Hall University

More Information
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
(973) 761-9000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Masters

The College of New Jersey

More Information
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628-7718
(609) 771-1855

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

William Paterson University of New Jersey

More Information
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 720-2000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters
  1. First
  2. Previous
  3. Page 1 of 1
  4. Last