North Carolina Teacher Salaries and Benefits

Being a teacher is a noble and rewarding vocation, but what most people don't know is that it's also a well-compensated one. But in addition to salary, teachers also enjoy generous benefits that many other jobs simply don't provide—not least of which are the long summer vacations. North Carolina teacher salaries, for instance, come with paid legal holidays, state health plan options, a comprehensive retirement system, and more.*

There are many things that can affect your salary. Factors such as geographic location and the varying cost of living have a noticeable effect on North Carolina teaching salaries.

Here are average annual starting teacher salaries from the National Education Association, 2013, and median annual teacher salaries by grade level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Type of Teacher Average or Median Annual Salary
Starting Teacher (Average) $30,778
Kindergarten Teacher (Median) $40,530
Elementary School Teacher (Median) $42,110
Middle School Teacher (Median) $40,890
High School Teacher (Median) $43,020
Substitute Teacher (Median) $22,430

Teachers are charged with a vitally important job: educating our nation's children for the future. If you're interested in becoming a teacher in North Carolina, start your research here on Teacher World.

* Public Schools of North Carolina