Teacher contract settlements that cover the 2020-21 school year are averaging 3.08% (3.02% for 2019-20).
Teacher’s contracts which start with the 2020-21 school year are reporting an average salary increase of 3.10% for 2020-21 (based upon 84 ratified settlements) and 3.12% for 2021-22 (based upon 61 ratified settlements). One year agreements now represent 27% of the ratified settlements for contracts that begin with the 2020-21 school year (typical average for a given year is approximately 6% – averaged over the past five years).
Results from our survey to the 178 districts whose teacher’s contract have expired on 6/30/2020 (with 90% of the districts responding so far) indicate at least 105 districts have reached a successor agreement, some of which are pending ratification (only ratified settlements are represented in the settlement rates NJSBA reports).
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 Settlement Rates in Perspective for details on each district’s reported achievements.
To view a chart of average settlement rates since 2005-06 school year through today, please click on this link:Historical Settlement Chart
For a listing of settlements which begin with the 2019-20 school year, as well as other comparative data reports, please log in the Current Negotiations Data (members-only) section.
*NOTE: Districts are asked to supply their settlement increases inclusive of the cost of increment. Tentative settlements are not calculated into the above averages until fully ratified by both parties.
All settlement information is reported to NJSBA through surveys to the district administration offices. The data contained in our reports is only as complete as the information we receive from each district. Therefore, our ability to provide you with the most comprehensive data available depends on you. If you’ve recently settled your teacher’s contract and that settlement does not appear in the above report, please complete this electronic survey or contact Sandy Raup at (609) 278-5224 or email@example.com.