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Old 04-24-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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I stand corrected. I used my daughter and her friends as a guide and they all started between $52-57k so I thought that what I posted was in the ballpark.

When is the data you posted from. They were all hired over the last 2 years.
NEA, I posted a link.

Second, just fyi, all salary guides are public information. Even Northern Valley school district (highest paid in the state) has a starting salary of 49K. So what district is it that you claim is starting salary at higher than the highest paid district in the state?
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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I stand corrected. I used my daughter and her friends as a guide and they all started between $52-57k so I thought that what I posted was in the ballpark.

When is the data you posted from. They were all hired over the last 2 years.
What type of teachers are they? I know that pay varies depending on subject and amount of schooling... I'd imagine they're math/science teachers or even foreign language teachers...

And, by the way, these numbers DO make sense with the "average" starting salary. Of course, this would probably mean that many teachers start at around $30k, which totally makes sense to me.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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NEA, I posted a link.

Second, just fyi, all salary guides are public information. Even Northern Valley school district (highest paid in the state) has a starting salary of 49K. So what district is it that you claim is starting salary at higher than the highest paid district in the state?
I know teachers in Hudson County who are all making 51K and over starting.

http://media.nj.com/hudsoncountynow_...20Contract.pdf This is the only contract I could find online.

Via word of mouth and looking here NJ Teacher Search, you can check other districts like West New York (I have friends who work there) and teachers start at about 53-54K.

49K is not the highest starting salary in NJ.

NJEA even has a list of districts that pay teachers 50K and up.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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http://www.njea.org/njea-media/pdf/5...?1398350692960
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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I know teachers in Hudson County who are all making 51K and over starting.

http://media.nj.com/hudsoncountynow_...20Contract.pdf This is the only contract I could find online.

Via word of mouth and looking here NJ Teacher Search, you can check other districts like West New York (I have friends who work there) and teachers start at about 53-54K.

49K is not the highest starting salary in NJ.

NJEA even has a list of districts that pay teachers 50K and up.
49k may be the AVERAGE highest starting salary. (I didn't look at the site you posted, though). But, that's the problem with averages. They're so skewed! It makes much more sense to look at the median starting salary.


Just checked out the NJ Teacher Search, which feels so invasive! I just found out my former chemistry teacher (who's pretty young) makes six figures... Good for him! He deserves it.

Almost makes me wish I didn't drop out of my own chem ed program in college 3.5 years in.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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I know. That's why I replying to Ikb who claims there aren't districts that pay over 49k.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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49k may be the AVERAGE highest starting salary. (I didn't look at the site you posted, though). But, that's the problem with averages. They're so skewed! It makes much more sense to look at the median starting salary.
I never got why people use averages. I think medians and modes are a more accurate representation.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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I never got why people use averages. I think medians and modes are a more accurate representation.
Exactly. I was honestly surprised to see that the NEA had averages...
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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The districts I was familiar with are Westfield, Parsippany, Jackson, Hamilton and Freehold Regional. The teachers were English, History and Spanish.

lbk I did not ask where it was from I asked when was it from? Meaning is it current 2013/2014 data?
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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The districts I was familiar with are Westfield, Parsippany, Jackson, Hamilton and Freehold Regional. The teachers were English, History and Spanish.

lbk I did not ask where it was from I asked when was it from? Meaning is it current 2013/2014 data?
Ibk's info is incorrect. 49K hasn't been the highest starting salary in NJ in many years. According to the links I've shown, 50K salaries have been in place since at least 2009.
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