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Elementary School Teachers in New Jersey

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1.9% Jobs Projection
$67,160 Median Salary
3,330 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in New Jersey is growing slower than average.

  • Elementary School Teachers in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 41,600 Elementary School Teachers working in the state.

There were 42,520 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 920 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Elementary School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 3,330 annual job openings, and 46,660 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $51,710 to $98,440 with $67,160 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey Metros for Elementary School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 86,140 $80,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27,560 $67,000
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 4,600 $76,030
Trenton, NJ 1,810 $68,430
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,330 $75,950
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 700 $64,580
Ocean City, NJ 330 $69,360

Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 162,440 $80,830
Texas 136,780 $56,380
New York 82,590 $79,760
Florida 75,750 $48,630
Illinois 65,630 $59,070
Pennsylvania 55,200 $63,900
Georgia 53,940 $56,250
Ohio 51,880 $61,950
New Jersey 41,600 $67,160
North Carolina 40,830 $45,860
Michigan 38,330 $63,480
Virginia 36,450 $63,040
Massachusetts 30,380 $78,770
Tennessee 28,880 $51,080
Maryland 28,250 $70,000
Wisconsin 27,280 $55,860
Washington 26,900 $65,780
Indiana 26,520 $49,590
Missouri 25,670 $45,970
Colorado 24,910 $50,330

Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $80,830
New York $79,760
Massachusetts $78,770
District of Columbia $77,220
Connecticut $75,450
Rhode Island $74,400
Alaska $72,040
Maryland $70,000
New Jersey $67,160
Oregon $66,220

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