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Teacher Pay Scale – Ridgewood NJ

February 9, 2007 am28 8:37 am

As I find them, I will post teacher pay scales, concentrating on communities not so far from NYC. For the New York City Department of Education salary schedule, click current or future.

Ridgewood, New Jersey is an affluent village in Bergen County, New Jersey, about 40 minutes from New York City. It is white (88%) and Asian (9%) with an average household income over $100,000.

Ridgewood’s salary schedule is below the fold ———–>

Ridgewood’s scale looks pretty middle of the road compared to the other scales I have posted in the last few weeks. Notice that the columns are spread fairly evenly (each represents another 15 – 30 credits). I think this even spacing encourages teachers to continue taking courses (attainable intermediate goals). Also, each differential is substantial. The numbers are all better than NYC, but not dramatically so. They happen to look quite a bit like teacher pay in Darien, CT.

PROFESSIONAL SALARY GUIDE FOR for 2006 – 2007


Class

STEP

(1)

BA

(2E)

BA + 30

(2)

MA

(3)

MA+30

(4)

MA+45

(5)

Dr.

1

45610

47530

48330

51460
   

2

47170

49330

50320

53790
   

3

48620

51080

*52070

55910

*57650

*59330

4

50210

52950

*53990

*58110

*59880

*61570

5

51930

54870

*56030

*60320

*62120

*63810

6

53620

56800

*58020

*62500

*64360

*66030

7

55320

58810

*60100

*64790

*66650

*68310

8

57080

60890

*62220

*67090

*69000

*70670

9

58840

62960

64310

*69480

*71390

*73060

10

60710

65060

66420

*71840

*73800

*75580

11

62810

67160

68540

*74190

*76210

*78150

12

65130

69480

70890

*76800

*78920

*80830

13

68970

73200

73510

*79690

*81820

*83540

14

72180

76920

77900

*84750

*86860

*88080

15

76290

80100

81480

*88760

*90880

*94030

16
 
84360

86140

*94010

*96160

*96780

17
   
   
*100890
  • *Professional Growth Pathway, add $300 – tenured staff [I have no idea what this means – jd2718].
  • National Teacher Certification, add $250
  • Longevity Stipend: Years of service with Ridgewood Public Schools effective September 1, 2006: $1,400 per teacher with 20 years of service; $1,500 per teacher with 25 years of service

Longevity is a way of delaying pay; teachers should reach maximum far earlier than 25 years. Does anyone in the northeast take national teacher certification seriously? I hear in some parts of the South they offer teachers thousands if they have it.

Source: xeroxed copy of page 34 of what looks like their agreement. No web source available.

Share links, or e-mail me, and I will post more salary schedules. The one’s have posted? Most I stumbled on; now two readers have sent them in, a commenter linked to some recent data, and I found a paper copy of this one. Send more, I’ll post more (and more people will send more, and more people will read them, and more people ….)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Fire Joel Klein NOW! permalink
    February 10, 2007 pm28 8:20 pm 8:20 pm

    http://www.lischooltax.com/Liferpg10.html

    This is a link to 2004-2005 salaries on Long Island….thus, you can see that Jericho’s top salary of 111,789 two years ago (it is certainly higher now) is much higher than NYC’s….and without the huge class size, the longer school calendar and the atrocious conditions we work under.

  2. February 10, 2007 pm28 8:27 pm 8:27 pm

    Thank you very much. It has been a pain to find good numbers out there. I will go through the Long Island document, and prominently post the link and a summary in a day or two.

    At some distance from the City, salaries start dropping again. I found that in Connecticut, in Jersey. And no surprise, NYC’s pay would be lower part of the pack (but in the pack) in Suffolk, but not in Nassau.

    (Angela also provided this link, earlier this week, in another comment)

  3. ruth permalink
    May 29, 2007 pm31 6:26 pm 6:26 pm

    check out trentonteachers.org salary guide. They are still negotiating for the coming year. Now u can get an idea how much better the salaries are up north. However, the cost of living is different. You can reach max at 15 years…but they pay for schooling..etc…the benefits do matter.

  4. John permalink
    March 24, 2008 am31 10:28 am 10:28 am

    Hey any info on Waldwick, NJ or other Bergen County towns? Also, is this the average or the starting salary?

    Thanks!

  5. April 20, 2008 pm30 4:55 pm 4:55 pm

    http://www.geocities.com/clifton_teachers_association/CTA_CONTRACT_PAGE.html
    Clifton, NJ teachers contract available online. Except…. they haven’t posted the new one. This is 2002-2006.

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