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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute teachers among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Substitute Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,350
25th Percentile Wage
$21,030
50th Percentile Wage
$23,270
75th Percentile Wage
$26,230
90th Percentile Wage
$29,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute 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 $29,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,270
-0.52% 3.61%
2016
$23,390
0.81% -
2015
$23,200
1.51% -
2014
$22,850
1.18% -
2013
$22,580
0.66% -
2012
$22,430
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $22,310 to $25,380. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $25,380. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $24,980). The lowest paying area is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$25,380
Wilmington
$24,980
Winston-Salem
$24,720
Raleigh-Cary
$23,530
Fayetteville
$23,500
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,470
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,340
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$23,270
Rocky Mount
$23,140
Greensboro-High Point
$23,010
Durham-Chapel Hill
$22,570
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,470
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,310




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