Research Salaries in New Jersey

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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

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