http://php.app.com/edstaff/search.php You can actually input the names of teachers and find out their individual salaries. BTW, Rita Wilson did not come up when I put in her name, which leads me to believe that she was either a plant by the union or her name was changed in the article, but either way, she's got very little to fear in terms of reprisal. Regardless, the lowest average salary for teachers with a master's degree in Kearny was $69,360, and the highest average was $83,623. Statewide, the numbers were comparable, but what was really telling was that entry level with a bachelors degree appears to be around $39,900 and at the other end of the spectrum, there were teachers in the district offices making well over $110,000. Throw in benefits, which are probably half-again as much as salary, and Christie was right on the money, literally. Now, in a ridiculously high tax state like New Jersey, that may not go very far, but compared to the average private sector salary, she's doing very nicely. Oh, and for comparison, the military rank at which an officer would be responsible for 30 people is a Second Lieutenant, with basic pay starting at just under $33,000, and while those 30 people are adults, they are also heavily armed, and have been issued with millions of dollars worth of equipment, including vehicles, all of which are the responsibility of that Lieutenant. If Ms. Wilson wants an encounter that will really leave her shaken, she can take a platoon for a week and see what real work is.