Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers among North Carolina cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,430
25th Percentile Wage
$45,430
50th Percentile Wage
$58,320
75th Percentile Wage
$73,510
90th Percentile Wage
$98,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,320
1.13% 1.20%
2016
$57,660
0.03% -
2015
$57,640
0.56% -
2014
$57,320
-0.42% -
2013
$57,560
-0.10% -
2012
$57,620
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $46,260 to $69,230. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $69,230. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Winston-Salem (mean annual salary $65,220). The lowest paying area is Goldsboro with a median annual salary of $46,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$69,230
Winston-Salem
$65,220
Wilmington
$62,450
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,460
Fayetteville
$59,090
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,840
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$57,260
Greensboro-High Point
$56,190
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,560
Asheville
$55,110
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,670
Raleigh-Cary
$49,260
Goldsboro
$46,260




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