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 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 Special Education Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,800
25th Percentile Wage
$39,890
50th Percentile Wage
$46,980
75th Percentile Wage
$55,810
90th Percentile Wage
$62,790

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 $62,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,980
3.96% 5.98%
2016
$45,120
0.18% -
2015
$45,040
2.18% -
2014
$44,060
0.54% -
2013
$43,820
-0.80% -
2012
$44,170
- -

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 $43,260 to $55,170. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in North Carolina is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $55,170. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,950). The lowest paying area is Burlington with a median annual salary of $43,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$55,170
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$51,950
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$49,250
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,480
Raleigh-Cary
$47,890
Durham-Chapel Hill
$47,210
Wilmington
$47,000
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,150
Greensboro-High Point
$46,040
Asheville
$45,100
Fayetteville
$44,760
Winston-Salem
$43,810
Rocky Mount
$43,590
Burlington
$43,260




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