Settlement Rates in Perspective

Labor Relations

Updated: 7/24/14

Teacher contract settlements that cover the 2013-14 school year have increased slightly from 2.21% this time last year, to 2.29%. Teacher’s contract settlements which START with the 2014-15 school year are reporting an average increase of 2.60% this year, and 2.58% for 2015-16. It is important when examining settlement rates that you view each district's settlement in its' entirety. The rates listed above do not show the complete picture of concession/givebacks that the board gained from the union. Please reference the report in the paragraph below titled "Settlement Rates in Perspective" for details on each districts reported achievements. Preliminary results from our survey to the 206 districts whose teachers contract have expired on 6/30/2014 (with 74% of those districts responding) are showing that 110 districts are unsettled and 42 have reached a successor agreement, many of which are pending ratification. There are still approximately 38 districts who have not yet reached an agreement for contracts which expired 6/30/2013 or earlier. Please check back for ongoing updates.

To proceed to our current listing of teachers' settlements reached since since July 1, 2013, please click on this link Settlement Rates in Perspective. For a preliminary listing of settlements for teachers' contracts which BEGIN with the 2014-15 school year, please click on this link.  For a complete listing of settlements, regardless of settlement date, or for other comparative data on teachers' contracts, please visit the Current Negotiations Data area for additional reports (members-only).

*NOTE: Districts are asked to supply their settlement increases inclusive of increment. Those which have reported a wage freeze to NJSBA are indicating that there will be no increment (i.e. no step advancement) and teachers will be frozen at their current rate of pay for one year. All settlement information is reported to NJSBA through surveys of the district administration offices.

If your district has recently concluded negotiation with your teachers' unit and haven't yet reported the settlement to NJSBA, please contact Sandy Raup, Data Analyst, at sraup@njsba.org or complete this electronic survey.