Updated: June 21, 2022

Teacher contract settlements that cover the 2022-23 school year are averaging 3.18% (3.13% for 2021-22).

Preliminary results from our recent Teacher’s Contract Negotiations survey to the 191 districts whose teacher’s contracts will expire on 6/30/2022 (with 73% of the districts responding so far) indicate approximately 60 of those districts have reached a successor agreement, some of which are pending ratification (only ratified settlements are represented in the settlement rates NJSBA reports).  Teacher’s contracts which start with the 2022-23 school year are reporting an average salary increase of 3.36% for 2022-23 (based upon 32 ratified settlements) and 3.37% for 2023-24.  

NOTE: Survey results to the districts whose contracts will expire on 6/30/2022 are still coming in.  We will update the data as it becomes available.)

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 2006-07 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 Contract Settlement Survey or contact Sandy Raup at (609) 278-5224 or sraup@njsba.org