Teacher Pay Facts

The Truth About NC's Rising Teacher Salaries

See your total base pay raise under Republican leadership.

I'm a teacher at step of my career (years in the classroom).

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
$35,000 $30,800 $4,200 13.6% $30,800
$36,000 $30,800 $5,200 16.8% $30,800
$37,000 $30,800 $6,200 20.1% $30,800
$38,000 $30,800 $7,200 23.3% $30,800
$39,000 $30,800 $8,200 26.6% $30,800
$40,000 $30,800 $9,200 29.9% $30,800
$41,000 $31,220 $9,780 31.3% $31,220
$42,000 $31,670 $10,330 32.6% $31,670
$43,000 $33,030 $9,970 30.2% $33,030
$44,000 $34,450 $9,550 27.7% $34,450
$45,000 $35,800 $9,200 25.7% $35,800
$46,000 $37,110 $8,890 24% $37,110
$47,000 $38,160 $8,840 23.1% $38,160
$48,000 $38,650 $9,350 24.2% $38,650
$49,000 $39,140 $9,860 25.2% $39,140
$50,000 $39,650 $10,350 26.1% $39,650
$50,000 $40,150 $9,850 24.5% $40,150
$50,000 $40,660 $9,340 23.0% $40,660
$50,000 $41,180 $8,820 21.4% $41,180
$50,000 $41,710 $8,290 20% $41,710
$50,000 $42,260 $7,740 18% $42,260
$50,000 $42,820 $7,180 16.8% $42,820
$50,000 $43,370 $6,630 15.3% $43,370
$50,000 $43,970 $6,030 13.7% $43,970
$50,000 $44,560 $5,440 12.2% $44,560
$52,000 $45,150 $6,850 15.2% $45,150
$52,000 $45,770 $6,230 13.6% $45,770
$52,000 $46,390 $5,610 12.1% $46,390
$52,000 $47,060 $4,940 10.5% $47,060
$52,000 $47,710 $4,290 9% $47,710
$52,000 $48,360 $3,640 7.5% $48,360
$52,000 $49,030 $2,970 6% $49,030
$52,000 $49,720 $2,280 4.6% $49,720
$52,000 $50,440 $1,560 3.1% $50,440
$52,000 $51,160 $840 1.6% $51,160
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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 2013-2019

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

NC Senate Teacher Pay Plan

By the Numbers

$53,975

Average teacher salary in 2018-2019

5

Number of consecutive teacher pay raises

#3

Fastest Rising Teacher Salaries in US

$8,600

Average pay raise since 2013

19%

Average percentage pay increase since 2013

$237,200

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

#2

Ranked Teacher Pay in the southeast

9.5%

Percentage pay increase that Governor Cooper vetoed

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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