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ERIC Number: ED512246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey Teacher Salaries Are Comparable to Professional Pay in Private Sector. Issue Brief No. 5
Winters, Marcus A.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
It is often said that public school teachers are poorly paid. At an average salary of about $60,000 a year, public school teachers in New Jersey take home substantially less pay than do many other college educated professionals. Teachers tend to work fewer hours in a year than do other professionals. Does the widespread assertion that New Jersey's teachers are poorly paid relative to other professionals hold true after accounting for differences in hours worked? This policy brief uses data from government sponsored labor market surveys to shed light on that question. When adjusted to equivalent working hours, it is found that New Jersey's public school teachers earn wages that are competitive with those of private-sector professionals, whose salaries have stagnated or been cut as a result of the recent economic downturn. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey