Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool 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 preschool teachers, except special education 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,100
25th Percentile Wage
$21,340
50th Percentile Wage
$25,880
75th Percentile Wage
$31,270
90th Percentile Wage
$42,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $42,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,880
-1.35% 12.91%
2016
$26,230
0.99% -
2015
$25,970
6.97% -
2014
$24,160
1.66% -
2013
$23,760
5.13% -
2012
$22,540
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of North Carolina ranges from $19,370 to $31,010. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $31,010. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $29,230). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$31,010
Asheville
$29,230
Durham-Chapel Hill
$28,600
Raleigh-Cary
$28,170
Burlington
$25,190
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$24,120
Fayetteville
$23,980
Greensboro-High Point
$23,580
Wilmington
$23,140
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$23,050
Jacksonville
$22,980
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,950
Goldsboro
$22,840
Rocky Mount
$21,820
Greenville
$21,220
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$20,140
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$19,370




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