Average Teacher Salary in Jersey City

The average teacher salary in Jersey City is $61,994.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $36,458 $22,054 $27,218 $35,301 $45,033 $52,047
Kindergarten $66,762 $43,437 $51,558 $64,789 $82,380 $98,926
Elementary $66,053 $43,537 $51,022 $63,709 $80,517 $97,416
Middle school $69,581 $45,493 $53,025 $66,369 $84,832 $102,560
High school $71,116 $46,170 $54,387 $68,290 $86,577 $104,378

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General Facts

  • Staff: 4,341
  • Full time teachers: 2,891
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 9 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 806
  • Instructional Coordinators: 78
  • Elementary Teachers: 915
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 114
  • Pre-K Teachers: 175
  • High School Teachers: 956
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 26,572

Financial Statistics for Jersey City

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $108,600,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $580,891,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $46,832,000
  • Total revenue: $736,323,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $404,639,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $357,046,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $134,416,000
  • Expenditures per student: $5,611,000
  • Total expenditures: $723,007,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $125,688,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $38,512,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Jersey City

Elementary Schools within the Jersey City

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alexander D Sullivan 30
171 Seaview Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6530
  • Total: 833
  • Pre-k: 144
  • Kindergarten: 106
  • 1st grade: 110
  • 2nd grade: 114
  • 3rd grade: 123
  • 4th grade: 121
  • 5th grade: 93
10 to 1 86 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Alfred E Zampella No 27
201 North St
Jersey City, NJ 7307
201-714-4350
  • Total: 1,047
  • Kindergarten: 136
  • 1st grade: 122
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 119
  • 4th grade: 127
  • 5th grade: 119
  • 6th grade: 104
  • 7th grade: 105
  • 8th grade: 79
13 to 1 81 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Cornelia F Bradford 16
96 Sussex St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-915-6450
  • Total: 409
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 37
  • 3rd grade: 46
  • 4th grade: 44
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 45
  • 8th grade: 39
11 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Dr Charles P Defuccio 39
214 Placeainfield Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6560
  • Total: 333
  • Pre-k: 39
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 28
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 32
  • 6th grade: 20
  • 7th grade: 27
  • 8th grade: 27
6 to 1 54 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Frank R Conwell #3
111 Bright St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-915-6610
  • Total: 562
  • Pre-k: 157
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 58
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 62
9 to 1 63 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
James F Murray 38
339 Stegman Parkway
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6620
  • Total: 968
  • Pre-k: 60
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 104
  • 3rd grade: 113
  • 4th grade: 103
  • 5th grade: 97
  • 6th grade: 108
  • 7th grade: 112
  • 8th grade: 95
12 to 1 78 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Joseph High Brensinger 17
600 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6120
  • Total: 1,133
  • Pre-k: 117
  • Kindergarten: 125
  • 1st grade: 116
  • 2nd grade: 136
  • 3rd grade: 123
  • 4th grade: 117
  • 5th grade: 97
  • 6th grade: 106
  • 7th grade: 85
  • 8th grade: 86
11 to 1 100 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Jotham W Wakeman 6
100 St Pauls Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-714-4310
  • Total: 860
  • Pre-k: 118
  • Kindergarten: 110
  • 1st grade: 111
  • 2nd grade: 128
  • 3rd grade: 129
  • 4th grade: 140
  • 5th grade: 118
9 to 1 93 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Julia A Barnes #12
91 Astor Place
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6420
  • Total: 410
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 35
  • 7th grade: 36
  • 8th grade: 45
8 to 1 52 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Kennedy Number 9
222 Mercer St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-915-6410
  • Total: 329
  • Pre-k: 51
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 28
  • 4th grade: 34
  • 5th grade: 43
8 to 1 41 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Lincoln
Crane St
Caldwell, NJ 7006
973-228-3987
  • Total: 227
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 53
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 48
  • 6th grade: 75
16 to 1 15 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Martin L King Jr #11
886 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6521
  • Total: 794
  • Pre-k: 58
  • Kindergarten: 91
  • 1st grade: 103
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 94
  • 5th grade: 80
  • 6th grade: 64
  • 7th grade: 75
  • 8th grade: 59
11 to 1 72 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Nicolas Copernicus Num 25
3385 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 7307
201-714-4340
  • Total: 720
  • Pre-k: 130
  • Kindergarten: 101
  • 1st grade: 108
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 113
  • 4th grade: 80
  • 5th grade: 94
10 to 1 70 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Number 14
522 Union Ave
Paterson, NJ 7522
973-321-0140
  • Total: 245
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 49
  • 4th grade: 53
11 to 1 23 Kindergarten 4th Grade
Number 20
160 Danforth Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6470
  • Total: 602
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 53
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 40
  • 7th grade: 40
  • 8th grade: 48
10 to 1 59 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Number 22
264 Van Horne St
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6481
  • Total: 579
  • Pre-k: 90
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 86
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 56
8 to 1 75 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Number 23
143 Romaine Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6490
  • Total: 1,467
  • Pre-k: 236
  • Kindergarten: 220
  • 1st grade: 130
  • 2nd grade: 140
  • 3rd grade: 122
  • 4th grade: 135
  • 5th grade: 135
  • 6th grade: 118
  • 7th grade: 90
  • 8th grade: 96
10 to 1 152 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 24
220 Virginia Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6510
  • Total: 914
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 75
  • 2nd grade: 79
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 131
  • 6th grade: 117
  • 7th grade: 108
  • 8th grade: 135
11 to 1 82 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 28
167 Hancock Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7307
201-714-4360
  • Total: 907
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 85
10 to 1 89 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 29
123 Claremont Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6520
  • Total: 509
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 49
10 to 1 53 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Number 33
326 Union St
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6540
  • Total: 379
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 67
10 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 4th Grade
Number 34
1830 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6550
  • Total: 574
  • Kindergarten: 58
  • 1st grade: 90
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 56
  • 7th grade: 53
  • 8th grade: 58
9 to 1 67 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 5
182 Merseles St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-714-4300
  • Total: 621
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 42
8 to 1 76 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 8
35 Chadwick St
Paterson, NJ 7503
973-321-0080
  • Total: 564
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 62
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 56
  • 6th grade: 61
  • 7th grade: 48
  • 8th grade: 60
11 to 1 50 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Rafael De J Cordero No 37
158 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-714-4390
  • Total: 707
  • Pre-k: 73
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 75
  • 6th grade: 74
  • 7th grade: 57
  • 8th grade: 52
9 to 1 81 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Whitney M Young
135 Stegman St
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-369-3724
  • Total: 636
  • Pre-k: 88
  • Kindergarten: 99
  • 1st grade: 106
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 77
  • 4th grade: 78
  • 5th grade: 78
8 to 1 84 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Jersey City

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alfred E Zampella No 27
201 North St
Jersey City, NJ 7307
201-714-4350
  • Total: 1,047
  • Kindergarten: 136
  • 1st grade: 122
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 119
  • 4th grade: 127
  • 5th grade: 119
  • 6th grade: 104
  • 7th grade: 105
  • 8th grade: 79
13 to 1 81 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Cornelia F Bradford 16
96 Sussex St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-915-6450
  • Total: 409
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 39
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 37
  • 3rd grade: 46
  • 4th grade: 44
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 46
  • 7th grade: 45
  • 8th grade: 39
11 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Dr Charles P Defuccio 39
214 Placeainfield Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6560
  • Total: 333
  • Pre-k: 39
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 28
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 32
  • 6th grade: 20
  • 7th grade: 27
  • 8th grade: 27
6 to 1 54 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Ezra L Nolan 40
88 Gates Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6570
  • Total: 470
  • 6th grade: 141
  • 7th grade: 140
  • 8th grade: 164
8 to 1 62 6th Grade 8th Grade
Fred W Martin #41
59 Wilkinson Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6590
  • Total: 469
  • 6th grade: 159
  • 7th grade: 143
  • 8th grade: 123
6 to 1 78 6th Grade 8th Grade
Heights Middle School
222 Laidlaw Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6202
  • Total: 847
  • 6th grade: 276
  • 7th grade: 221
  • 8th grade: 314
10 to 1 81 6th Grade 8th Grade
James F Murray 38
339 Stegman Parkway
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6620
  • Total: 968
  • Pre-k: 60
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 104
  • 2nd grade: 104
  • 3rd grade: 113
  • 4th grade: 103
  • 5th grade: 97
  • 6th grade: 108
  • 7th grade: 112
  • 8th grade: 95
12 to 1 78 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Joseph High Brensinger 17
600 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6120
  • Total: 1,133
  • Pre-k: 117
  • Kindergarten: 125
  • 1st grade: 116
  • 2nd grade: 136
  • 3rd grade: 123
  • 4th grade: 117
  • 5th grade: 97
  • 6th grade: 106
  • 7th grade: 85
  • 8th grade: 86
11 to 1 100 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Julia A Barnes #12
91 Astor Place
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6420
  • Total: 410
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 35
  • 7th grade: 36
  • 8th grade: 45
8 to 1 52 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Martin L King Jr #11
886 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6521
  • Total: 794
  • Pre-k: 58
  • Kindergarten: 91
  • 1st grade: 103
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 94
  • 5th grade: 80
  • 6th grade: 64
  • 7th grade: 75
  • 8th grade: 59
11 to 1 72 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 23
143 Romaine Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6490
  • Total: 1,467
  • Pre-k: 236
  • Kindergarten: 220
  • 1st grade: 130
  • 2nd grade: 140
  • 3rd grade: 122
  • 4th grade: 135
  • 5th grade: 135
  • 6th grade: 118
  • 7th grade: 90
  • 8th grade: 96
10 to 1 152 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 24
220 Virginia Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6510
  • Total: 914
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 75
  • 2nd grade: 79
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 131
  • 6th grade: 117
  • 7th grade: 108
  • 8th grade: 135
11 to 1 82 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 28
167 Hancock Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7307
201-714-4360
  • Total: 907
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 85
10 to 1 89 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 34
1830 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6550
  • Total: 574
  • Kindergarten: 58
  • 1st grade: 90
  • 2nd grade: 65
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 56
  • 7th grade: 53
  • 8th grade: 58
9 to 1 67 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 4 Middle School
107 Bright St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-946-5746
  • Total: 790
  • 6th grade: 272
  • 7th grade: 241
  • 8th grade: 227
9 to 1 86 6th Grade 8th Grade
Number 5
182 Merseles St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-714-4300
  • Total: 621
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 42
8 to 1 76 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Number 8
35 Chadwick St
Paterson, NJ 7503
973-321-0080
  • Total: 564
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 62
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 56
  • 6th grade: 61
  • 7th grade: 48
  • 8th grade: 60
11 to 1 50 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Rafael De J Cordero No 37
158 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-714-4390
  • Total: 707
  • Pre-k: 73
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 75
  • 6th grade: 74
  • 7th grade: 57
  • 8th grade: 52
9 to 1 81 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
The Academy I
209 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6500
  • Total: 342
  • 6th grade: 96
  • 7th grade: 90
  • 8th grade: 95
8 to 1 41 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Jersey City

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Dr Ronald Mc Nair Academy High School
123 Coles St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-418-7618
  • Total: 657
  • 9th grade: 194
  • 10th grade: 167
  • 11th grade: 159
  • 12th grade: 137
11 to 1 61 9th Grade 12th Grade
Henry Snyder
239 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7305
201-915-6600
  • Total: 1,063
  • 9th grade: 300
  • 10th grade: 269
  • 11th grade: 185
  • 12th grade: 177
11 to 1 99 9th Grade 12th Grade
James J Ferris
35 Colgate St
Jersey City, NJ 7302
201-915-6660
  • Total: 1,502
  • 9th grade: 469
  • 10th grade: 318
  • 11th grade: 290
  • 12th grade: 305
13 to 1 115 9th Grade 12th Grade
Liberty High School
40 Sip Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-915-6760
  • Total: 172
  • 9th grade: 64
  • 10th grade: 35
  • 11th grade: 37
  • 12th grade: 36
8 to 1 22 9th Grade 12th Grade
William L Dickinson
2 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-714-4400
  • Total: 2,601
  • 9th grade: 802
  • 10th grade: 572
  • 11th grade: 484
  • 12th grade: 592
14 to 1 181 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Jersey City (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Anthony J Infante No 31
3055 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 7306
201-714-4370
  • Total: 217
  • Pre-k: 67
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 35
4 to 1 57 Prekindergarten 2nd Grade
N J Regional Day-jersey City
425 Johnston Ave
Jersey City, NJ 7304
201-915-6165
  • Total: 113
2 to 1 64 Ungraded Ungraded

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,410
  • Median family income: $41,639
  • Median male income: $27,359
  • Median female income: $21,765
  • Median income of a renter: $31,504
  • Median income of a home owner: $58,554
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    16,315 10,530 10,640 11,670 6,960