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Old 10-07-2007, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I think that $80K range must have been an average. I thought the highest starting salary was around $46K. I have to say that Special Ed. is more in demand but it can still be hard to find a job. Jersey City has a good salary structure. You'd start off pretty well with your Masters. Elizabeth, where I work, also pays well and if you get into one of the new schools and don't mind working their extended day you would start at $50K+. The urban districts on average are some of the best paying. A lot of people don't like it. Personally I love it but after 16 years in management working with adults that acted like children my special ed class is awesome! If you don't mind the idea of working in an Urban District I would say Elizabeth, Paterson, Jersey City, and Plainfield are good starting points. I would try to make Newark a last choice.

NJHIRE.com is a site with just teaching positions. NJ.com is the site for the star ledger our biggest newspaper. You can search ads there as well...

Good luck!
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: GA
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Schooldigger.com lists teacher's salaries. Most of the higher salaries are teachers who have been there for years. A friend of mine, teaching 30 yrs in Bloomfield, is making $70k, while another teacher I know, there only a few years, is making $38k. My neighbor just started in Whippany at $45. There's a pretty big range in NJ.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Thank you all for your responses!
Here in NoVa with a Masters degree the salary starts around $49,500, no matter what you are teaching. The pay is good, however, I still wanted to move back to NJ. I might stay here for a few years and gain more experience, then I may try to move up to a more administrative position within special ed. Maybe LDTC position? Are those in demand in NJ?
Thanks again for all your help!!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:10 PM
 
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Default its hard to find teacher salaries from 06/07 and expected

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Schooldigger.com lists teacher's salaries. Most of the higher salaries are teachers who have been there for years. A friend of mine, teaching 30 yrs in Bloomfield, is making $70k, while another teacher I know, there only a few years, is making $38k. My neighbor just started in Whippany at $45. There's a pretty big range in NJ.
I went on Schooldigger and although it gave school criteria and demographics it didn't list any salaries
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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In NJ, teacher compensation is done on the "step" system. As you move up the steps, your compensation goes up. So, you really need to compare apples to apples here. In addition, there is a state law, that after 3 years you have "tenure" -- check it out and speak with some teachers here if you know any. I think there are some teacher BB's, but I don't know the websites. Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Default does anyone know the salary steps for newark?

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They vary by district, not county. Urban schools, such as Newark, pay more than Bloomfield. Salaries are online. If I can find the site, I'll post it.

eta: I believe this is the site:

Search for New Jersey public schools.

I was curious if anyone had a clue about the salary steps in newark. I have 3 years public school experience plus 1 1/2 yrs where i taught in a federal program...never mind the 2 years i subbed! it seems like it was so much longer!

i think they only count public school teaching experience when trying to negotiate a salary when hiring, but i'm not sure. if anyone has any info please let me know! thanks!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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This is a great website if you know a specific teacher's name in the NJ school system, and want to find their salary: Public Employees Search

I looked up my sister, for instance. She's in Montville, but only has a bachelor's degree. Therefore, her salary is only $45k. She has 10 years of experience too. Man, what a cheap district!

However, on the other hand, you might want to try Freehold. They do quite well. Someone in my wife's family works there. The salary:


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Old 12-31-2011, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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Salaries are one thing...finding a job can be another. If you are an elementary teacher beware that it can be difficult to find a job. There is a great deal of competition for elementary positions. Having the MA is good but it is definitely more about who you know. I'm not saying it's impossible but I know a lot of qualified people that substituted for a year or two before landing a permanent position...even in the urban districts like Newark and Elizabeth.
what you mean you have to know someone to get hired in a school?
I mean isn´t the hiring getting a job process done by sending a resumé to a board of education district and from there they send it to the school that needs a job and the principal see if the person is right for the job or not...i mean the person must be qualified if she past the state licenses right?
I mean what are the processes the steps of getting a teaching job any kind if it is a pre-school or elementry school or a high school teaching job what do you have to do?
I thought it was by the board of education who send your application resumé to the school and from there the principal see if you fit the job? NOT who you know but by your interview?
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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Default Salary Steps for Newark Teachers

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does anyone know the salary steps for newark? I was curious if anyone had a clue about the salary steps in newark....
I found the 2009-2010 contract online: http://www.nctq.org/docs/Newark_2009...k_Contract.pdf It's probably about the same today.

The info you want is on pages 58-60. You can see that regardless of which ladder you're on, you don't make much for the first ten years. Then the curve rises rapidly.
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