Did you hear the crazy news of how much you now have to earn to be able to afford to own a home? Try $107,000 annually.
A lot of people with respectable careers are being priced out of home ownership in an already expensive place like New Jersey. Think about this. Imagine being a radiologist, or a chief of police, or an investment banker with an average salary in a one-income household and still unable to purchase a home.
That’s the reality.
Because as respectable as those careers are, according to data from within the past year from indeed.com all those jobs on average earn less than $107,000.
The sad reality is almost anything you do for a living in a place like the Garden State the pay is never enough. Unless you’re Phil and Tammy Murphy coasting on Goldman Sachs money, you are hurting.
The following list is the average annual salary specifically in New Jersey for various jobs. See if yours is on the list and if you’re above or below average.
Chief of Police
Director of Human Resources
Chief information officer
Head of security
Director of quality assurance
Corporate development manager
Regulatory affairs manager
Vice president of product management
Chief legal officer
Vice president of global supply chain
How much your school district gets under Murphy’s proposed 2024 budget
Gov. Phil Murphy’s porposed 2024 budget includes $1 billion in new spending for school funding including pre-K funding, pension and benefits, and an additional $832 million in K-12 aid, which is listed below by county and district.
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