Updated: October 18, 2021

Teacher contract settlements that cover the 2021-22 school year are averaging 3.13% (3.08% for 2020-21).

Teacher’s contracts which start with the 2021-22 school year are reporting an average salary increase of 3.21% for 2021-22 (based upon 100 ratified settlements) and 3.19% for 2022-23 (based upon 77 ratified settlements).  One year agreements represent 23% of the ratified settlements for contracts that begin with the 2021-22 school year.  The average increase among those one-year settlements is 3.15%.

Preliminary results from our survey to the 235 districts whose teacher’s contract will expire on 6/30/2021 (with 92% of the districts responding so far) indicate approximately 137 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 reporSettlement 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 2021-22 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 Teacher’s Contract Settlement Survey or contact Sandy Raup at (609) 278-5224 or sraup@njsba.org