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Teacher Jobs in New Jersey

Teaching is a rewarding career at the preschool, elementary or secondary level for people who wish to share their knowledge and passion about the world with students. In New Jersey, teachers earn a starting salary of $48,631 - higher than the mean annual salary of the state. Regardless, the Department of Education still has a shortage of teachers in languages, STEM subjects, arts, and special education. Applicants are encouraged to apply with these subjects in mind, and also to apply to urban centers like Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, and Elizabeth.

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New Jersey Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

44,680

Salary Range

$55,990 - $97,210

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $55,990 to $97,210 a year in New Jersey. There are around forty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Vineland, Bridgeton860$61,890
Ocean City470$69,890
Newark14$69,180
Camden6$67,340
Atlantic City, Hammonton1$70,340
Trenton1$69,870

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

3,210

Salary Range

$50,370 - $141,750

English teachers have a salary range between $50,370 to $141,750 a year in New Jersey, with over 3,210 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark710$89,060
Camden340-
Trenton300$77,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

30,310

Salary Range

$59,290 - $103,240

As a high school teacher in New Jersey you can expect to make between $59,290 - $103,240. There are around thirty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlantic City, Hammonton970$67,690
Vineland, Bridgeton520$66,820
Ocean City350$77,010
Newark9$74,390
Camden3$73,010
Trenton1$73,060

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

920

Salary Range

$56,330 - $133,490

In New Jersey, a history teacher's salary may range from $56,330 to $133,490. There are around 920 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark330$85,850
Trenton100-
Camden80-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

5,190

Salary Range

$54,280 - $94,310

Kindergarten teachers in New Jersey, can earn between $54,280 to $94,310 a year. There are around five thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Camden820$64,520
Trenton180$61,050
Atlantic City, Hammonton120$64,150
Vineland, Bridgeton100$62,620
Ocean City60$64,090
Newark1$66,820

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

106,780

Salary Range

$54,280 - $169,580

As a math teacher in New Jersey you can expect to make between $54,280 - $169,580. New Jersey is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark520$91,800
Camden190-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

5,670

Salary Range

$29,680 - $95,320

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $29,680 to $95,320 a year in New Jersey. New Jersey is home to about five thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Camden750$48,250
Trenton400$52,230
Atlantic City, Hammonton90$57,540
Ocean City60$44,930
Newark2$56,620

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

14,050

Salary Range

$26,150 - $66,490

In New Jersey, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $26,150 to $66,490, with over 14,050 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Trenton970$37,120
Vineland, Bridgeton310$55,200
Atlantic City, Hammonton290$34,470
Ocean City70$39,220
Newark3$39,940
Camden1$39,060

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

10,280

Salary Range

$44,490 - $164,510

As a school administrator in New Jersey you can expect to make between $44,490 - $164,510. New Jersey is home to about ten thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Newark450$62,320
Camden210$65,530
Trenton110$59,970

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Trenton490$127,580
Atlantic City, Hammonton230$121,030
Vineland, Bridgeton160$113,440
Ocean City80$115,430
Newark2$127,650
Camden1$116,230

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

6,800

Salary Range

$56,180 - $102,670

School counselors in New Jersey, can earn between $56,180 to $102,670 a year, with over 6,800 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Camden920$69,890
Trenton430$71,920
Atlantic City, Hammonton210$77,480
Vineland, Bridgeton160$70,360
Ocean City50$76,500
Newark2$70,670

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

4,980

Salary Range

$54,320 - $97,490

School librarians have a salary range between $54,320 to $97,490 a year in New Jersey. New Jersey is home to about four thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Camden590$64,030
Trenton330$73,550
Atlantic City, Hammonton110$70,080
Vineland, Bridgeton50$66,990
Ocean City40$72,300
Newark1$68,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

25,500

Salary Range

$53,920 - $118,510

In New Jersey, a special education teacher's salary may range from $53,920 to $118,510. New Jersey is home to about twenty five thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Camden-$73,530
Newark-$71,080

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlantic City, Hammonton420$69,180
Trenton400$71,030
Vineland, Bridgeton170$65,860
Ocean City130$70,060
Newark3$67,820
Camden2$66,410

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Trenton330$71,500
Atlantic City, Hammonton250$71,110
Vineland, Bridgeton120$64,960
Ocean City60$78,950
Camden1$67,140
Newark1$69,970

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Camden730$72,270
Trenton270$76,900
Atlantic City, Hammonton240$71,830
Vineland, Bridgeton140$68,740
Ocean City70$78,430
Newark1$74,210

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

24,620

Salary Range

$25,710 - $38,140

In New Jersey, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $25,710 to $38,140. New Jersey is home to about twenty four thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlantic City, Hammonton650$30,620
Trenton610$27,060
Vineland, Bridgeton410$24,160
Ocean City400$28,030
Camden7$35,180
Newark6$28,520

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

55,490

Salary Range

$20,900 - $40,620

In New Jersey, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $20,900 to $40,620. There are around fifty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Ocean City430$23,740
Newark16$28,790
Camden9$26,920
Trenton2$28,740
Atlantic City, Hammonton1$28,820
Vineland, Bridgeton1$22,290

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in New Jersey

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Newark Public Schools733,057
Jersey City Public Schools382,400
Paterson Public Schools482,182
Elizabeth Public Schools342,084
Toms River Regional Schools181,179
Trenton Public Schools231,149
Woodbridge Township School District241,131
Edison Township Public Schools191,101
Camden City School District261,092
Passaic City School District161,082
Hamilton Township School District23979
East Orange School District20924
Cherry Hill Public Schools19878
Vineland Public Schools17855
Clifton Public Schools17832
Freehold Regional High School District6776
Brick Public Schools12768
Perth Amboy Public Schools11766
Middletown Township Public School District17761
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District11760
New Brunswick Public Schools10744
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District10741
Atlantic City School District11714
Union Beach School District13707
Old Bridge Township Public Schools15697
Bayonne Board of Education12685
Wayne Public Schools14682
Washington Township Public School District11675
East Brunswick Public Schools11671
Jackson School District (New Jersey)10670
Hillsborough Township School District9662
Franklin Township Public Schools9659
South Brunswick Public Schools10650
Parsippany-Troy Hills School District14619
Union Township School District11613
West Orange Public Schools11610
Egg Harbor Township Schools7602
Plainfield Public School District15602
Lenape Regional High School District4601
North Bergen School District7575
Howell Township Public Schools12572
Montclair Public Schools11560
West New York Town School District9559
South Orange-Maplewood School District9545
Irvington Public Schools12530
Bridgeton Public Schools8525
Piscataway Township School District10524
Long Branch Public Schools9518
Gloucester Township Public Schools11518
Linden Public Schools11505

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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