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20 Districts with the Highest-Paid Teachers in New Jersey; Ocean City On List

A few days after looking at the 20 school districts with the lowest-paid teachers, we bring you the districts that pay their teachers the highest average salaries in New Jersey.

Earlier this week we took a look at the 20 school districts with the lowest-paid teachers. Today we turn that list upside down and bring you the districts that pay their teachers the highest average salaries in New Jersey.

Northern Valley Regional in northeastern Bergen County tops the list with an average teacher salary of more than $90,000, or double the pay of the lowest-paid district. Ocean City is second.

We limited the list to public school districts with more than 400 students.

Data is from the 2011-2012 school year.

1. Northern Valley Regional (Bergen) $90,228

2. Ocean City (Cape May) $88,434

3. Carlstadt-East Rutherford (Bergen) $87,502

4. East Rutherford (Bergen) $86,624

5. Edison (Middlesex) $84,159

6. Margate (Atlantic) $83,820

7. East Orange (Essex) $83,418

8. Closter (Bergen) $82,558

9. Wallkill Valley Regional (Sussex) $82,475

10. High Point Regional (Sussex) $82,386

11. Teaneck (Bergen) $82,116

12. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional (Mercer) $82,059

13. Hackensack (Bergen) $81,900

14. Pascack Valley Regional (Bergen) $81,832

15. Mainland Regional (Atlantic) $81,100

16. Trenton (Mercer) $80,886

17. Millburn (Essex) $80,774

18. Pemberton (Burlington) $80,579

19. River Dell Regional (Bergen) $79,564

20. Freehold Regional (Monmouth) $79,185


Frank Worrell November 10, 2013 at 06:46 PM
I really think they were trying to make it better.I know Patches you are an expert on public safety far be for me or anyone lest to improve on the system we have it must be perfect if we cannot even explore ways to make ita better .THIS IS THE LAST POST I WIll be making on this subject. I have not made comments here for a while now I remember why some people just can't open their minds to even consider change I FORGOT THIS IS OC THE WAY WE DO THINKG SHOULD NOT BE QUESTIONED. GOODNIGHT
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 07:21 PM
I will say in defense of Ping that he keeps a hand on the purse strings. I do appreciate him for that.
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 07:27 PM
And it was brave to make the effort. I think everyone knows what happens when you set foot on that turf. It doesn't look as though I'm going to get an answer to the rest of my questions. Maybe I asked the wrong one?
Eric Sauder November 11, 2013 at 02:30 PM
OK Here's what they didn't want you to know. Thank heavens there's some other way you can get information here. True our fireman work a 56 hour week (on average.) They alternate between working a 2 or 3 day week and they're on station all that time. I suppose they sleep there when on duty. I'm not saying that's not a sacrifice but its one I'd be willing to make. It would be nice to have 4 or 5 days off a week. I work 5 and sometime 6 days a week and I make a fifth of what they make. No pension either. To tell the truth I might be working 56 hours a week so I can pay my taxes.
Eric Sauder November 11, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Can't doo much about the electric and water and gas and heating oil so I'd probably get rid of my phone and TV and internet first. I'm sure that would make some people happy :)

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