Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,960
25th Percentile Wage
$38,110
50th Percentile Wage
$45,120
75th Percentile Wage
$53,380
90th Percentile Wage
$61,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $61,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for secondary school special education teachers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,1200.18%2.11%
201545,0402.18%-
201444,0600.54%-
201343,820-0.80%-
201244,170--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $39,960 to $50,090. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in North Carolina is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,090. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton (mean annual salary $49,180). The lowest paying area is Asheville with a median annual salary of $39,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,090
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$49,180
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,560
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,010
Durham-Chapel Hill
$45,580
Raleigh-Cary
$45,400
Greensboro-High Point
$44,810
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,510
Fayetteville
$44,290
Rocky Mount
$43,570
Wilmington
$43,480
Burlington
$43,260
Winston-Salem
$42,260
Asheville
$39,960


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