Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical 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 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,020
25th Percentile Wage
$38,790
50th Percentile Wage
$45,480
75th Percentile Wage
$53,170
90th Percentile Wage
$61,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical 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 $61,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,480
3.23% 5.41%
2016
$44,010
2.09% -
2015
$43,090
2.51% -
2014
$42,010
-0.48% -
2013
$42,210
-1.92% -
2012
$43,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of North Carolina ranges from $38,350 to $46,950. The highest paying area for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $46,950. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $46,730). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$46,950
Greensboro-High Point
$46,730
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,190
Winston-Salem
$45,620
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$45,610
Raleigh-Cary
$45,510
Wilmington
$45,500
Greenville
$45,200
Burlington
$45,090
Asheville
$43,940
Fayetteville
$43,800
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,360
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,790
Rocky Mount
$41,700
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,350




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