What you need to know about teachers in New Jersey
Teachers in New York City are receiving an average of $13,500 in salary in the first year after they join a new school district, according to a report from the nonprofit Taxpayers for Common Sense.
New York is the first New Jersey city to launch a teacher certification program.
Taxpayers, an advocacy group, says it estimates the average salary in New Jerseys schools to be $17,500.
The average salary for teachers in Jersey City is $18,500, according the report.
The report says the average teacher salary is the second highest in the nation, behind San Francisco.
But New Jersey’s teacher salary report comes as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has faced criticism for his handling of the teachers union.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the state’s teachers union have accused the governor of stonewalling on the issue of teacher certification, which he had previously promised would be done within a year.
In a letter to the New York Times in April, de Blasio said he was “deeply troubled” by the $7.8 million in public money allocated for teacher certification programs across the state.
But the governor has denied that, saying it was a mistake to cut teacher salaries by more than $7 million.
The New York teachers union has not commented on the report’s findings.
The Taxpayers’ report is a compendium of the salaries of teachers in the New Jersey schools and was conducted in December.
The organization analyzed salaries from teachers and their families in New Brunswick, Newark, Union County, Camden and Ocean County, and from teachers in other states.
It found that teachers in Newark received an average salary of $21,837.
Teachers in Union County were paid an average wage of $19,721, while teachers in Camden were paid $18.3 million.
Teachers from Jersey City received an annual salary of about $15,000, while New Jersey teachers in Union City made $13.7 million, while those in Newark made about $13 million.