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Old 10-05-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Does anyone know the average teaching salary for new teachers in northern NJ with a BA or MA? (Bergen, Essex, Passaic counties)

I currently live in Northern VA and the current salary for a new teacher with a BA is around $46,000, and $49,500 for MA. Im considering a move to Northern NJ and wondering if the salary would be comparable.
Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: GA
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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.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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If the salary is higher you also have to consider the costs of living in NNJ and NOVA.

Private schools pay well I heard, and the teachers' union is huge up here.

But why the sudden move, are you just one of those people who want to be close to NYC? It is ok, when I was in high school not too long ago, I had teachers who were like that.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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Its around the same, my friends teach and I believe they started around $45K last year, I'm not sure what the starting is this year, of course you receive a little more if you are ESE or you have a Master's degree, and if you decide to teach in a high-risk area. They also wipe out federal loans if you do, im not sure if you have loans, but its something to look into.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:16 PM
 
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Some towns are only paying upper 30's.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Thanks to all for your information!
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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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.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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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 about having a M.Ed in Special Ed? Do you think that would be any easier in finding a position?
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Special Ed teachers are more in demand than say El Ed. As hrjersey said, it's pretty political, unless you have a degree in a field where the demand is high. you could check njhire.com for more info.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Does anyone know the average teaching salary for new teachers in northern NJ with a BA or MA? (Bergen, Essex, Passaic counties)

I currently live in Northern VA and the current salary for a new teacher with a BA is around $46,000, and $49,500 for MA. Im considering a move to Northern NJ and wondering if the salary would be comparable.
Thanks for your help!

Recently the local paper had the salries of teachers in the Rutherford area--the highest paid is Carlstadt with salaries in the 80,000 range. Rutherord isn't too far behind. Yes it is true........
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