Average Teacher Salary in Paterson

The average teacher salary in Paterson is $61,893.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $36,529 $22,060 $27,218 $35,333 $45,138 $52,219
Kindergarten $66,509 $43,309 $51,381 $64,472 $81,997 $98,627
Elementary $65,982 $43,560 $50,985 $63,575 $80,388 $97,271
Middle school $69,417 $45,457 $52,943 $66,200 $84,643 $102,252
High school $71,029 $46,145 $54,308 $68,181 $86,501 $104,244

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General Facts

  • Staff: 3,245
  • Full time teachers: 2,245
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 11 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 483
  • Instructional Coordinators: 76
  • Elementary Teachers: 1,098
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 5
  • Pre-K Teachers: 13
  • High School Teachers: 936
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 19,144

Financial Statistics for Paterson

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $41,904,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $484,646,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $39,475,000
  • Total revenue: $566,025,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $287,363,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $269,614,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $112,872,000
  • Expenditures per student: $4,451,000
  • Total expenditures: $562,692,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $118,503,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $19,541,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $4,000

Information on Schools within Paterson

Elementary Schools within the Paterson

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alexander Hamilton Academy
11-27 16th Ave
Paterson, NJ 7509
973-321-0320
  • Total: 359
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 39
  • 6th grade: 34
  • 7th grade: 35
  • 8th grade: 40
10 to 1 35 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Dale Ave
21 Dale Ave
Paterson, NJ 7505
973-321-0410
  • Total: 383
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 297
  • 1st grade: 59
10 to 1 40 Prekindergarten 1st Grade
Edward W Kilpatrick
Summer St And Ellison St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0330
  • Total: 412
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 39
9 to 1 45 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Martin Luther King
5205 Ludlow St
Piscataway, NJ 8854
732-699-1563
  • Total: 536
  • Kindergarten: 186
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 79
  • 6th grade: 92
  • 7th grade: 70
  • 8th grade: 84
12 to 1 44 4th Grade 5th Grade
New Roberto Clemente
482-506 Market St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0240
  • Total: 811
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 85
  • 6th grade: 124
  • 7th grade: 142
  • 8th grade: 128
13 to 1 62 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Norman School Weir
152 College Blvd
Paterson, NJ 7505
973-321-0750
  • Total: 270
  • 1st grade: 21
  • 2nd grade: 20
  • 3rd grade: 24
  • 4th grade: 25
  • 5th grade: 20
  • 6th grade: 23
  • 7th grade: 22
  • 8th grade: 24
6 to 1 49 1st Grade 8th Grade
Number 1
158 Park Slope
Clifton, NJ 7011
973-470-2370
  • Total: 283
  • Kindergarten: 97
  • 1st grade: 101
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 103
  • 5th grade: 98
  • 6th grade: 87
14 to 1 20 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 10
48 Mercer St
Paterson, NJ 7524
973-321-0101
  • Total: 689
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 85
  • 5th grade: 66
  • 6th grade: 57
  • 7th grade: 75
  • 8th grade: 75
10 to 1 67 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 11
147 Merselis Ave
Clifton, NJ 7011
973-470-2401
  • Total: 464
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 87
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 91
15 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 12
165 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 7011
973-470-2404
  • Total: 579
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 77
  • 2nd grade: 91
  • 3rd grade: 117
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 115
12 to 1 49 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 13
782 Van Houten Ave
Clifton, NJ 7013
973-470-2410
  • Total: 419
  • Kindergarten: 65
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 65
  • 6th grade: 87
  • 7th grade: 95
  • 8th grade: 103
14 to 1 30 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 15
700 Gregory Ave
Clifton, NJ 7011
973-470-2418
  • Total: 341
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 97
  • 6th grade: 128
  • 7th grade: 155
  • 8th grade: 154
14 to 1 24 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 17
95-99 Dayton Ave
Passaic, NJ 7055
973-591-8542
  • Total: 387
  • Pre-k: 338
  • Kindergarten: 43
9 to 1 44 Prekindergarten Kindergarten
Number 18
158 Passaic St
Passaic, NJ 7055
973-591-6957
  • Total: 102
  • Pre-k: 102
9 to 1 11 Prekindergarten Prekindergarten
Number 19
31 James St
Paterson, NJ 7502
973-321-0190
  • Total: 372
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 88
  • 2nd grade: 83
  • 3rd grade: 71
  • 4th grade: 67
13 to 1 30 Kindergarten 4th Grade
Number 2
48 Bergen St
Passaic, NJ 7055
973-470-5578
  • Total: 209
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 98
  • 2nd grade: 94
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 2nd Grade
Number 20
500 East 37th St
Paterson, NJ 7504
973-321-0200
  • Total: 462
  • Pre-k: 88
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 74
9 to 1 51 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 21
322 Tenth Ave
Paterson, NJ 7514
973-321-0210
  • Total: 700
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 87
  • 6th grade: 81
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 89
12 to 1 59 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 24
50 Nineteenth Ave
Paterson, NJ 7513
973-321-0240
  • Total: 418
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 60
  • 5th grade: 64
14 to 1 30 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 25
Trenton Ave
Paterson, NJ 7503
973-321-0250
  • Total: 612
  • Kindergarten: 82
  • 1st grade: 77
  • 2nd grade: 64
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 71
  • 6th grade: 55
  • 7th grade: 59
  • 8th grade: 63
14 to 1 44 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 26
One East 32nd St
Paterson, NJ 7514
973-321-0260
  • Total: 549
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 63
  • 6th grade: 67
  • 7th grade: 63
  • 8th grade: 64
12 to 1 46 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 27
250 Richmond Ave
Paterson, NJ 7502
973-321-0270
  • Total: 970
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 92
  • 3rd grade: 104
  • 4th grade: 104
  • 5th grade: 128
  • 6th grade: 90
  • 7th grade: 113
  • 8th grade: 120
15 to 1 67 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 28
200 Presidential Blvd
Paterson, NJ 7522
973-321-0280
  • Total: 493
  • Pre-k: 60
  • Kindergarten: 104
  • 1st grade: 92
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 90
  • 4th grade: 106
  • 5th grade: 72
  • 6th grade: 104
  • 7th grade: 81
  • 8th grade: 89
9 to 1 54 Kindergarten 4th Grade
Number 29
88 Danforth Ave
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0290
  • Total: 303
  • Pre-k: 190
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 51
9 to 1 35 Kindergarten 4th Grade
Number 3
448 Main St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0030
  • Total: 431
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 45
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 38
12 to 1 36 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 4
194 West Second St
Clifton, NJ 7011
973-470-2382
  • Total: 162
  • Pre-k: 7
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 53
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 46
13 to 1 12 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Number 5
168 Monroe St
Passaic, NJ 7055
973-591-6747
  • Total: 293
  • Pre-k: 53
  • Kindergarten: 86
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 92
15 to 1 19 4th Grade 6th Grade
Number 6
19 East Morris Ave
Linden, NJ 7036
908-862-3033
  • Total: 328
  • Pre-k: 24
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 50
11 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Number 7
106 Ramsey St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0070
  • Total: 276
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 42
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 49
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 49
10 to 1 29 5th Grade 8th Grade
Number 8
500 West Blancke St
Linden, NJ 7036
908-862-4397
  • Total: 329
  • Pre-k: 112
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 125
  • 2nd grade: 108
  • 3rd grade: 95
  • 4th grade: 105
  • 5th grade: 91
14 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Number 9
25 Brighton Rd
Clifton, NJ 7012
973-470-2396
  • Total: 286
  • Kindergarten: 122
  • 1st grade: 148
  • 2nd grade: 160
  • 3rd grade: 147
  • 4th grade: 127
  • 5th grade: 144
  • 6th grade: 133
  • 7th grade: 106
  • 8th grade: 122
12 to 1 24 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Roberto Clemente
434 Rosa Parks Blvd
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0340
  • Total: 340
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 130
  • 1st grade: 124
  • 2nd grade: 128
  • 3rd grade: 98
  • 4th grade: 92
13 to 1 26 Kindergarten 4th Grade
Urban Leadership Academy
151 East 33rd St
Paterson, NJ 7505
973-321-2520
  • Total: 198
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 44
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 30
  • 5th grade: 36
12 to 1 17 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Paterson

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alexander Hamilton Academy
11-27 16th Ave
Paterson, NJ 7509
973-321-0320
  • Total: 359
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 39
  • 6th grade: 34
  • 7th grade: 35
  • 8th grade: 40
10 to 1 35 Kindergarten 8th Grade
New Roberto Clemente
482-506 Market St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0240
  • Total: 811
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 63
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 85
  • 6th grade: 124
  • 7th grade: 142
  • 8th grade: 128
13 to 1 62 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Norman School Weir
152 College Blvd
Paterson, NJ 7505
973-321-0750
  • Total: 270
  • 1st grade: 21
  • 2nd grade: 20
  • 3rd grade: 24
  • 4th grade: 25
  • 5th grade: 20
  • 6th grade: 23
  • 7th grade: 22
  • 8th grade: 24
6 to 1 49 1st Grade 8th Grade
Number 10
48 Mercer St
Paterson, NJ 7524
973-321-0101
  • Total: 689
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 85
  • 5th grade: 66
  • 6th grade: 57
  • 7th grade: 75
  • 8th grade: 75
10 to 1 67 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 14
266 Harrison St
Passaic, NJ 7055
973-815-8887
  • Total: 190
  • Pre-k: 58
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 53
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 44
12 to 1 16 6th Grade 6th Grade
Number 20
500 East 37th St
Paterson, NJ 7504
973-321-0200
  • Total: 462
  • Pre-k: 88
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 74
9 to 1 51 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 21
322 Tenth Ave
Paterson, NJ 7514
973-321-0210
  • Total: 700
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 87
  • 6th grade: 81
  • 7th grade: 68
  • 8th grade: 89
12 to 1 59 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 25
Trenton Ave
Paterson, NJ 7503
973-321-0250
  • Total: 612
  • Kindergarten: 82
  • 1st grade: 77
  • 2nd grade: 64
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 71
  • 6th grade: 55
  • 7th grade: 59
  • 8th grade: 63
14 to 1 44 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 26
One East 32nd St
Paterson, NJ 7514
973-321-0260
  • Total: 549
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 63
  • 6th grade: 67
  • 7th grade: 63
  • 8th grade: 64
12 to 1 46 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 27
250 Richmond Ave
Paterson, NJ 7502
973-321-0270
  • Total: 970
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 100
  • 2nd grade: 92
  • 3rd grade: 104
  • 4th grade: 104
  • 5th grade: 128
  • 6th grade: 90
  • 7th grade: 113
  • 8th grade: 120
15 to 1 67 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 3
448 Main St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0030
  • Total: 431
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 85
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 45
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 38
12 to 1 36 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Number 7
106 Ramsey St
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0070
  • Total: 276
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 42
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 49
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 49
10 to 1 29 5th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Paterson

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Academy High School
35 Church St
Paterson, NJ 7505
973-321-0761
  • Total: 934
  • 9th grade: 222
  • 10th grade: 293
  • 11th grade: 191
  • 12th grade: 155
not available not available 9th Grade 12th Grade
Eastside High
150 Park Ave
Paterson, NJ 7501
973-321-0510
  • Total: 1,731
  • 9th grade: 529
  • 10th grade: 485
  • 11th grade: 244
  • 12th grade: 326
6 to 1 295 9th Grade 12th Grade
International High
202 Union Ave
Paterson, NJ 7502
973-321-0398
  • Total: 388
  • 9th grade: 118
  • 10th grade: 123
  • 11th grade: 77
  • 12th grade: 65
12 to 1 33 9th Grade 12th Grade
John F Kennedy High
61-127 Preakness Ave
Paterson, NJ 7522
973-321-0500
  • Total: 1,932
  • 9th grade: 575
  • 10th grade: 542
  • 11th grade: 271
  • 12th grade: 411
8 to 1 247 9th Grade 12th Grade
Rosa Parks Arts High School
413 12th Ave
Paterson, NJ 7514
973-321-0520
  • Total: 203
  • 9th grade: 57
  • 10th grade: 60
  • 11th grade: 47
  • 12th grade: 39
7 to 1 29 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $13,257
  • Median family income: $35,420
  • Median male income: $22,271
  • Median female income: $16,920
  • Median income of a renter: $26,435
  • Median income of a home owner: $51,741
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    11,555 7,305 6,455 5,880 2,610