Teacher Pay Facts

The Truth About NC's Rising Teacher Salaries

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Salary in 2018-2019 is Salary in 2013-2014 was Pay Increase since 2013 Percentage increase since 2013 Without Republican pay raises, salary would be Difference in Republican pay raises vs. old Democrat plan Percentage increase of Republican raises vs. old Democrat plan
$35,000 N/A N/A N/A $30,800 $4,200 13.6%
$36,000 N/A N/A N/A $30,800 $5,200 16.9%
$37,000 N/A N/A N/A $30,800 $6,200 20.1%
$38,000 N/A N/A N/A $30,800 $7,200 23.4%
$39,000 N/A N/A N/A $30,800 $8,200 26.6%
$40,000 $30,800 $9,200 29.9% $30,800 $9,200 29.9%
$41,000 $30,800 $10,200 33.1% $31,220 $9,780 31.3%
$42,000 $30,800 $11,200 36.4% $31,670 $10,330 32.6%
$43,000 $30,800 $12,200 39.6% $33,030 $9,970 30.2%
$44,000 $30,800 $13,200 42.9% $34,450 $9,550 27.7%
$45,000 $30,800 $14,200 46.1% $35,800 $9,200 25.7%
$46,000 $31,220 $14,780 47.3% $37,110 $8,890 24.0%
$47,000 $31,670 $15,330 48.4% $38,160 $8,840 23.2%
$48,000 $33,030 $14,970 45.3% $38,650 $9,350 24.2%
$49,000 $34,450 $14,550 42.2% $39,140 $9,860 25.2%
$50,000 $35,800 $14,200 39.7% $39,650 $10,350 26.1%
$50,000 $37,110 $12,890 34.7% $40,150 $9,850 24.5%
$50,000 $38,160 $11,840 31.0% $40,660 $9,340 23.0%
$50,000 $38,650 $11,350 29.4% $41,180 $8,820 21.4%
$50,000 $39,140 $10,860 27.7% $41,710 $8,290 19.9%
$50,000 $39,650 $10,350 26.1% $42,260 $7,740 18.3%
$50,000 $40,150 $9,850 24.5% $42,820 $7,180 16.8%
$50,000 $40,660 $9,340 23.0% $43,370 $6,630 15.3%
$50,000 $41,180 $8,820 21.4% $43,970 $6,030 13.7%
$50,000 $41,710 $8,290 19.9% $44,560 $5,440 12.2%
$51,300 $42,260 $9,040 21.4% $45,150 $6,150 13.6%
$51,300 $42,820 $8,480 19.8% $45,770 $5,530 12.1%
$51,300 $43,370 $7,930 18.3% $46,390 $4,910 10.6%
$51,300 $43,970 $7,330 16.7% $47,060 $4,240 9%
$51,300 $44,560 $6,740 15.1% $47,710 $3,590 7.5%
$51,300 $45,150 $6,150 13.6% $48,360 $2,940 6.1%
$51,300 $45,770 $5,530 12.1% $49,030 $2,270 4.6%
$51,300 $46,390 $4,910 10.6% $49,720 $1,580 3.2%
$51,300 $47,060 $4,240 9.0% $50,440 $860 1.7%
$51,300 $47,710 $3,590 7.5% $51,160 $140 0.3%
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*This chart compares only state funded base teacher pay and does not account for other pay that generally increased overall teacher pay, including: longevity, performance bonuses, supplemental pay for National Board Certification and advanced degrees, local teacher supplements – which can be as much as an additional 24.5% of state base teacher pay, and a robust benefits package worth an average of $23,629.37 per teacher per year.

Teacher Pay in North Carolina

Compare 2013-2018

2013-2014 Pay (old Democrat plan)
2018-2019 Pay (new Republican plan)

Teacher Pay in North Carolina

By the Numbers

$53,600

Average teacher salary in 2018-2019

$8,600

Average pay raise since 2013

19%

Average percentage pay increase since 2013

$233,000

Increase in lifetime earning potential of a North Carolina teacher since 2013

5

Number of consecutive teacher pay raises

9.5%

Percentage pay increase that Governor Cooper vetoed

44,647

Number of teachers who have received a pay raise of at least $10,000 under Republican leadership.

$7,000

Bonus available to third grade reading teachers whose students show the greatest growth in reading proficiency.

Teacher Pay in North Carolina

State Budgets 2013-2018

2014 Budget

7% RAISE
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2015 Budget

3.8% RAISE
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2016 Budget

4.7% RAISE
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2017 Budget

3.3% RAISE
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2018 Budget

6.2% RAISE
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