Hi, I'm a software engineer for over 20 years. I'm due for a change and was considering comp sci teacher positions at high schools. My question (and concern) is about salary. Is the initial salary (after interview before joining) negotiable? My location is in central NJ. In the past I've gotten a couple of offers which I declined because salary was way too low and I was told they don't really consider industry experience towards the steps on the salary schedule. Not sure if that is true. I read some other websites that salary is negotiable for teachers. Thanks!