Education

New Jersey Ranked Best State to be a Teacher

c2e5cf576f4c3166f4a6_mini_magick20161215-18888-9p05ta.jpg
c2e5cf576f4c3166f4a6_mini_magick20161215-18888-9p05ta.jpg

 

 New Jersey is the best state to be a teacher, according to a new study by Zippia.com, a recruiting website.

How did the Garden State land at the top of the rankings?

To determine the best states for teachers, Zippia examined out where the teaching jobs are and how well they are paid via information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2015:

Sign Up for E-News

  • Location quotient (A measure of how common a job is in a given state.)
  • Average annual salary
  • Average annual salary for entry level work
  • Average annual salary for experienced professionals

To make all the salary numbers more apples-to-apples across states, Zippia compared salary data relative to each state’s cost of living from MIT’s living wage index. Thus, while the average salary for Teachers in California is $72,360 and the average salary in Illinois is only $59,680, the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.

New Jersey Numbers:
Total Teaching Jobs: 46,440
Average Annual Salary: $68,100
Average Entry Level Salary: $49,800
Average Experienced Salary: $96,290

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Paterson

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly Seeks Input on State Budget

April 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

As one of only 12 members on the New Jersey General Assembly’s Budget Committee, I am in the unique position to question New Jersey’s commissioners, those charged with leading our state's various departments, on the specifics of the FY 19 budget that Governor Murphy has proposed. As you may know, this budget must be passed by June 30, 2018.

From education to ...

Mayor Ras Baraka Shares Secret of Newark’s Success in Paterson

April 18, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- With new construction dotting its neighborhoods, control of the schools back in local hands, and a spot on the list of finalists to land Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, Newark is a city on the rise.

It is with the state’s largest city’s upward trajectory in mind, and contemplation of their own city’s future, that several prominent Paterson leaders ...

Communication Workers of America (CWA) Endorses Andre Sayegh For Mayor Of Paterson

April 19, 2018

(PATERSON) – As part of the growing support for Councilman Andre Sayegh in his campaign for Mayor of Paterson, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) New Jersey today announced its endorsement.

“New Jerseyans have repeatedly voted for progressive leadership that puts working families first,” said Hetty Rosenstein, New Jersey’s CWA Director.  “Andre ...

Organizations Team Up to Make Prom Dreams Come True

April 5, 2018

On March 29 the Paterson Great Falls Rotary ClubTAPinto hosted their annual prom dress giveaway. This year they joined with several other groups, making the event bigger than ever. TAPinto Paterson reader, and Great Falls Rotary Club Director, Debra Flower shared this piece abut how the event started, what it’s become, and where it’s going.

Paterson Great Falls Rotary Club ...