Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education among North Carolina metropolitan 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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,840
25th Percentile Wage
$38,490
50th Percentile Wage
$45,120
75th Percentile Wage
$51,980
90th Percentile Wage
$60,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,120
4.45% 6.67%
2016
$43,110
2.18% -
2015
$42,170
1.97% -
2014
$41,340
-1.16% -
2013
$41,820
-0.69% -
2012
$42,110
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of North Carolina ranges from $39,460 to $47,300. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $47,300. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $46,670). The lowest paying area is Greenville with a median annual salary of $39,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$47,300
Greensboro-High Point
$46,670
Winston-Salem
$45,860
Burlington
$45,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$45,610
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,360
Durham-Chapel Hill
$45,320
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,470
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,910
Wilmington
$43,900
Asheville
$43,800
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,440
Rocky Mount
$40,160
Fayetteville
$39,860
Greenville
$39,460




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