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

Bill McDonnell November 09, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Vic and Eric you both have no idea what you are talking about. SMH does not have paramedics Atlanticare runs Cape/ Atlantic Paramedics. YES OCFD transports to the hospital, how can you both be so clueless as I said before, some of us ARE experts in EMS and FIRE you are NOT now you have both proven my point. Firefighter EMTs are the norm all over the west. In the east Balt, NYC and Washington guess they all have no clue either. ps: 3 studies in 20 years all that said more personnel and a well run Fire/EMS org. All studies buried cause they proved the current model works. pss: when you do ur wages rant do you know that FF's work a 56 hr work week. More new facts for you. Sleep tight my brothers are there ready to save your life.
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Thanks for the info. Atlantic Care then. When do firefighters accrue overtime? Over how many hours? Does that explain the overtime?
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 09:14 PM
What do you think about going to two firehouses?
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Who performed the last review? Something sticks in my mind that it was a retired fire captain? I still believe that privatizing that service should be considered for a number of reasons. I don't understand why the City provides that service when it can be done for profit and be paid for by insurance.
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 09:27 PM
I think I read somewhere it was over 56 hours?
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Don't firemen get compensated with time off?
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 09:59 PM
I have more questions but I'll wait and see if I get a response to the ones I already asked.
Bill McDonnell November 09, 2013 at 10:01 PM
WOW 5 posts asking for info, how did you make all ur ideas up before you got facts? Not one review 3 one by Tridata leading company in FD and PD system evals hidden by the city cause it call ed for more personnel and a Ladder company in the south end which was done with the addition of a Quint at 29th street. It is 56 hrs and no there is no comp time. So far you have shown you have no idea about the OC FD/EMS operation or the model. (experts in FD operations will know what a quint is, do you?) Time to go back to auditing banks we all know how well that worked out, nice job.
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I think I already stated I don't know everything there is to know about FD operations but I'm learning. So every fireman working for the City works a 56 hour week every week of the year (unless on vacation?) Is that in station time or does it include on call time? Does it include downtime (I assume they have to sleep.)
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 10:47 PM
I think we're all learning now so this is good, right?
Eric Sauder November 09, 2013 at 11:08 PM
I do remember abut the Tridata study but I could have sworn there was a retired fire officer (maybe it was a Lt.) that gave testimony at a council meeting.
vic November 10, 2013 at 01:26 AM
bill, you don't have to be a fd expert to realize that police officers or atlanticare paramedics stationed in ocean city can reach an emergency quicker than a cumbersome, slow rolling fire truck that the fire dept sends out with it's emt's. the only reason that emt's are part of the fire dept is because folglio made a power grab when he was chief, and convinced the administration to add the emt's to the fire dept., just like he did with the life guards. workshops are scheduled to review the entire public safety setup in ocean city, and hopefully changes will be made to improve the services and costs provided to the citizens of ocean city.
Patches O'Houlihan November 10, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Vic, your statements about the Ocean City ambulance having to wait for the paramedics was false. A great deal of politics(lies) in your statements. When someone lies about one thing to get their way it is hard to believe the rest of their story. Something I learned.
vic November 10, 2013 at 09:04 AM
patches, I was at a public meeting with members of the fire dept and city council present, where hartzell and ping proposed replacing firefighters with emt's, and it was stated that we had to wait for paramedics to arrive. if I don't have my information correct, it's because nobody at the meeting corrected it. I don't agree with replacing firefighters with emt's and I hope that we can come up with a better proposal.
Frank Worrell November 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM
I have read all of these comments and see a few interested people in our city gov. What is needed is more folks attending council meetings .Next Thursday there is Avery important meeting on public safety .If you are really concerned this is the place to learn ask questions this is not a regular meeting it is a WORKSHOP where citizens have more say.Learn something and get involved.come with an open mind and try to make a difference.
vic November 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM
I agree 100% with frank.
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Me too and I wish they were having more than one meeting on the topic.
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Come on Bill. I was getting the urge to kiss the @$$ of the next fireman I bump into.
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I heard a long time ago that firemen work a 56 hour week. What I don't know is exactly what that means. If they work a 56 hour week every week of the year and they're on station all that time that is a big sacrifice, especially if you have a family.
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM
How are you scheduled?
Eric Sauder November 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM
I don't think anyone is trying to deceive anyone here. I think they're trying to understand how things actually work. That's something we all need to know. Or should at least want to know. I can put up with the insults for a little information. Like Lincoln once said about Little Mac "I would hold his horse if he would only bring us victories."
Patches O'Houlihan November 10, 2013 at 05:39 PM
An open mind would be productive. Perhaps Hartzell and Ping could come with an open mind rather than a ready, shoot, aim mind set. I have learned that when Hartzell speaks he means to say the exact opposite of what he says. If he says he does not understand something he means to say he understands exactly. Classic political maneuvering on an agenda he intends to only go in one direction regardless of facts.
Frank Worrell November 10, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Hartzell&Ping just were doing the job they were elected to do. They put fourth a proposal that showed that they were trying to improve the FD.I think they were thinking outside the box and bringing a new model for the taxpayers to consider.I a willing to try new things to improve Ocean City ... FOR ALL THE TAXPAYERS..They could just sit back and do nothing but they were willing to take a chance we need more people on council that will try something new and not just think will this help me keep getting elected.
Patches O'Houlihan November 10, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Taking a chance is an interesting choice of words. I agree with that assessment. I disagree as to this "taking a chance" being appropriately applied to public safety. Seems an unnecessary chance or risk taking in my opinion.
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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