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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, Bridgeton 860 $61,890
Ocean City 470 $69,890
Newark 14 $69,180
Camden 6 $67,340
Atlantic City, Hammonton 1 $70,340
Trenton 1 $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
Newark 710 $89,060
Camden 340 -
Trenton 300 $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, Hammonton 970 $67,690
Vineland, Bridgeton 520 $66,820
Ocean City 350 $77,010
Newark 9 $74,390
Camden 3 $73,010
Trenton 1 $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
Newark 330 $85,850
Trenton 100 -
Camden 80 -

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
Camden 820 $64,520
Trenton 180 $61,050
Atlantic City, Hammonton 120 $64,150
Vineland, Bridgeton 100 $62,620
Ocean City 60 $64,090
Newark 1 $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
Newark 520 $91,800
Camden 190 -

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
Camden 750 $48,250
Trenton 400 $52,230
Atlantic City, Hammonton 90 $57,540
Ocean City 60 $44,930
Newark 2 $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
Trenton 970 $37,120
Vineland, Bridgeton 310 $55,200
Atlantic City, Hammonton 290 $34,470
Ocean City 70 $39,220
Newark 3 $39,940
Camden 1 $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
Newark 450 $62,320
Camden 210 $65,530
Trenton 110 $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
Trenton 490 $127,580
Atlantic City, Hammonton 230 $121,030
Vineland, Bridgeton 160 $113,440
Ocean City 80 $115,430
Newark 2 $127,650
Camden 1 $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
Camden 920 $69,890
Trenton 430 $71,920
Atlantic City, Hammonton 210 $77,480
Vineland, Bridgeton 160 $70,360
Ocean City 50 $76,500
Newark 2 $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
Camden 590 $64,030
Trenton 330 $73,550
Atlantic City, Hammonton 110 $70,080
Vineland, Bridgeton 50 $66,990
Ocean City 40 $72,300
Newark 1 $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, Hammonton 420 $69,180
Trenton 400 $71,030
Vineland, Bridgeton 170 $65,860
Ocean City 130 $70,060
Newark 3 $67,820
Camden 2 $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
Trenton 330 $71,500
Atlantic City, Hammonton 250 $71,110
Vineland, Bridgeton 120 $64,960
Ocean City 60 $78,950
Camden 1 $67,140
Newark 1 $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
Camden 730 $72,270
Trenton 270 $76,900
Atlantic City, Hammonton 240 $71,830
Vineland, Bridgeton 140 $68,740
Ocean City 70 $78,430
Newark 1 $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, Hammonton 650 $30,620
Trenton 610 $27,060
Vineland, Bridgeton 410 $24,160
Ocean City 400 $28,030
Camden 7 $35,180
Newark 6 $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 City 430 $23,740
Newark 16 $28,790
Camden 9 $26,920
Trenton 2 $28,740
Atlantic City, Hammonton 1 $28,820
Vineland, Bridgeton 1 $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 District Schools Teachers
Newark Public Schools 73 3,057
Jersey City Public Schools 38 2,400
Paterson Public Schools 48 2,182
Elizabeth Public Schools 34 2,084
Toms River Regional Schools 18 1,179
Trenton Public Schools 23 1,149
Woodbridge Township School District 24 1,131
Edison Township Public Schools 19 1,101
Camden City School District 26 1,092
Passaic City School District 16 1,082
Hamilton Township School District 23 979
East Orange School District 20 924
Cherry Hill Public Schools 19 878
Vineland Public Schools 17 855
Clifton Public Schools 17 832
Freehold Regional High School District 6 776
Brick Public Schools 12 768
Perth Amboy Public Schools 11 766
Middletown Township Public School District 17 761
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District 11 760
New Brunswick Public Schools 10 744
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District 10 741
Atlantic City School District 11 714
Union Beach School District 13 707
Old Bridge Township Public Schools 15 697
Bayonne Board of Education 12 685
Wayne Public Schools 14 682
Washington Township Public School District 11 675
East Brunswick Public Schools 11 671
Jackson School District (New Jersey) 10 670
Hillsborough Township School District 9 662
Franklin Township Public Schools 9 659
South Brunswick Public Schools 10 650
Parsippany-Troy Hills School District 14 619
Union Township School District 11 613
West Orange Public Schools 11 610
Egg Harbor Township Schools 7 602
Plainfield Public School District 15 602
Lenape Regional High School District 4 601
North Bergen School District 7 575
Howell Township Public Schools 12 572
Montclair Public Schools 11 560
West New York Town School District 9 559
South Orange-Maplewood School District 9 545
Irvington Public Schools 12 530
Bridgeton Public Schools 8 525
Piscataway Township School District 10 524
Long Branch Public Schools 9 518
Gloucester Township Public Schools 11 518
Linden Public Schools 11 505

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

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