Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers 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 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,820
25th Percentile Wage
$45,480
50th Percentile Wage
$58,280
75th Percentile Wage
$77,400
90th Percentile Wage
$111,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign language and literature 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 $111,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,820.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,280
5.03% 8.46%
2016
$55,350
1.08% -
2015
$54,750
4.73% -
2014
$52,160
-2.30% -
2013
$53,360
0.02% -
2012
$53,350
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $49,280 to $70,490. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in North Carolina is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,490. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $61,000). The lowest paying area is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $49,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$70,490
Durham-Chapel Hill
$61,000
Raleigh-Cary
$58,090
Wilmington
$57,710
Winston-Salem
$57,440
Fayetteville
$55,110
Asheville
$54,600
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,310
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,060
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,470
Greensboro-High Point
$49,280




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