How NJ teacher salaries stack up against other professions
The people hired in New Jersey to develop the next generation of leaders, doctors and everyday workers are paid, on average, about 20% more than folks who have jobs in other lines of work.
A state-by-state analysis from Business.org, which was updated to reflect 2019-2020 figures, finds that New Jersey posts the fourth-highest differential between teacher salaries and the salaries of all other occupations.
Nationwide, teachers earn 13% more than the average salary, according to the analysis. In New Jersey, the spread is 19.9% — only California, New York and Pennsylvania post higher differences.
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