Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,220
25th Percentile Wage
$38,540
50th Percentile Wage
$45,600
75th Percentile Wage
$53,760
90th Percentile Wage
$61,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education 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 $61,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,600
3.29% 6.25%
2016
$44,100
4.35% -
2015
$42,180
0.88% -
2014
$41,810
-0.84% -
2013
$42,160
-1.40% -
2012
$42,750
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $37,290 to $49,510. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $49,510. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $48,530). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $37,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$49,510
Asheville
$48,530
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,030
Greensboro-High Point
$45,330
Wilmington
$45,320
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$44,250
Winston-Salem
$44,160
Durham-Chapel Hill
$44,090
Rocky Mount
$43,850
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,690
Burlington
$42,710
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,940
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,460
Fayetteville
$37,290




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