Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors among North Carolina areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,440
25th Percentile Wage
$35,760
50th Percentile Wage
$42,870
75th Percentile Wage
$51,170
90th Percentile Wage
$62,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.12
25th Percentile Wage
$17.19
50th Percentile Wage
$20.61
75th Percentile Wage
$24.60
90th Percentile Wage
$30.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.23. The median hourly salary is $20.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,8700.84%-5.13%
201542,5102.19%-
201441,580-3.49%-
201343,030-4.74%-
201245,070--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in state of North Carolina ranges from $38,100 to $58,290. The highest paying area for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in North Carolina is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $58,290. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $55,950). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$58,290
Raleigh-Cary
$55,950
Greensboro-High Point
$43,370
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,470
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,020
Winston-Salem
$41,400
Greenville
$41,190
Wilmington
$41,180
Durham-Chapel Hill
$40,580
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$40,510
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,100


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