New Jersey Teachers Among Highest Paid in the Country

December 16, 2013

Teachers in New Jersey are the sixth highest paid in the country, according to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The estimated average annual salary for a teacher in New Jersey is $68,797. But that’s a 3.4 percent drop from the 1999-2000 school year when teachers earned an estimated average salary of $71,216 in inflated-adjusted dollars.

Teachers in New York are the highest paid in the country with an average salary of $75,279. Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and Connecticut, respectively, are also ahead of New Jersey.

Nationally, the estimate average salary for a teacher is $56,383, a slight 1.5 percent dip from the 1999-2000 school year.

Here is a list of the states and the District of Columbia with the highest estimated average annual salaries for teachers:

New York, $75,279
Massachusetts, $73,129
District of Columbia, $70,906
Connecticut, $69,766
California, $69,324
New Jersey, $68,797
Alaska, $65,468
Maryland, $65,265
Pennsylvania, $63,521
Rhode Island, $63,474