TEACHER PAY IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Average Teacher Pay in North Carolina

  • $55,000
  • $50,000
  • $45,000
  • $40,000
  • $35,000
  • $30,000
$44,990
$47,819
$47,985
$50,150
  • '13-'14 PAY
  • '14-'15 PAY
  • '15-'16 PAY
  • 16'-17' PAY
TODAY
2013
15.5% THE AVERAGE TEACHER RAISE SINCE 2013
TODAY
2015
8.5% THE AVERAGE TEACHER RAISE SINCE 2015

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2014
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2014
7%Teacher Pay Raise
$33,000Increased Starting Teacher Pay To
S.L. 2014-100, Senate Bill 744, House Roll Call (HRC) Vote: 1851, Senate Roll Call (SRC) Vote: 1237[3]
2015
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2015
3.8%Teacher Pay Raise
$35,000Increased Starting Teacher Pay To
S.L. 2015-241, House Bill 97, HRC Vote: 1007, SRC Vote: 673[4]
2016
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2016
4.7%Teacher Pay Raise
$50,150Increased Starting Teacher Pay To
S.L. 2016-94, House Bill 1030, HRC Vote: 1430, SRC Vote: 1016[5]
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INCREASED TEACH PAY BY %
INCREASED STARTING TEACHER PAY TO $
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TEACHER PAY FACTS AND FIGURES

10th

in state spending supporting public schools

41st

in local spending on public schools

10%

annual state salary supplement for teachers with a masters degree

12%

annual state salary supplement for National Board Certified Teachers

46%

of teachers receive one or both state salary supplements

$56,610

Average US teacher salary

$50,560

Median US teacher salary

$16,481

cost of benefits for the average NC teacher

$3,870

average local supplement

#1

Largest single year increase in teacher salary in the nation

over $50,150

projected average NC teacher salary

$4,200

increase in starting teacher pay

MEDIA COVERAGE

Laurinburg Exchange 7/17/2016
Mclnnis: Teacher Pay Raise HIstoric
Greensboro News & Record 7/17/2016
McCrory Signs North Carolina Budget Changes into Law
N&O 7/12/2016
Gov. Pat McCory Touts Teacher Pay in Signing Budget
WBTV 7/12/2016
McCroy Signs Budget Rising Teachers' Salaries
WCNC 6/28/2016
Leaders Say Budget Includeds a 4.7% Riase for Teachers