Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 Nursing Instructors and Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,520
25th Percentile Wage
$53,520
50th Percentile Wage
$62,700
75th Percentile Wage
$76,510
90th Percentile Wage
$93,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 $93,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,700
0.33% 4.72%
2016
$62,490
1.55% -
2015
$61,520
2.28% -
2014
$60,120
1.38% -
2013
$59,290
-0.76% -
2012
$59,740
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $54,310 to $83,650. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $83,650. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $71,280). The lowest paying area is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $54,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$83,650
Asheville
$71,280
Raleigh-Cary
$70,750
Wilmington
$67,170
Fayetteville
$66,700
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,090
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,880
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,090
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$58,960
Greensboro-High Point
$58,870
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$57,300
Winston-Salem
$54,310




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