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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,750
25th Percentile Wage
$21,170
50th Percentile Wage
$23,390
75th Percentile Wage
$26,510
90th Percentile Wage
$29,870

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 $29,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.49
25th Percentile Wage
$10.18
50th Percentile Wage
$11.24
75th Percentile Wage
$12.75
90th Percentile Wage
$14.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $14.36. The median hourly salary is $11.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.49.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201623,3900.81%4.10%
201523,2001.51%-
201422,8501.18%-
201322,5800.66%-
201222,430--

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 $22,100 to $26,570. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $26,570. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $24,810). The lowest paying area is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $22,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$26,570
Wilmington
$24,810
Raleigh-Cary
$23,710
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,300
Winston-Salem
$23,250
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,250
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$23,230
Rocky Mount
$23,100
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,800
Durham-Chapel Hill
$22,100


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