Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,480
25th Percentile Wage
$48,180
50th Percentile Wage
$62,120
75th Percentile Wage
$77,410
90th Percentile Wage
$98,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education 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 $98,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,120
-0.29% 4.68%
2016
$62,300
0.79% -
2015
$61,810
1.34% -
2014
$60,980
1.82% -
2013
$59,870
1.10% -
2012
$59,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $50,040 to $73,450. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $73,450. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Fayetteville (mean annual salary $70,910). The lowest paying area is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $50,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$73,450
Fayetteville
$70,910
Raleigh-Cary
$67,320
Greensboro-High Point
$59,260
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,430
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,290
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,240
Asheville
$54,770
Winston-Salem
$53,850
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,940
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$50,040




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