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North Carolina Teacher’s Salary 2023-2024

North Carolina Teacher’s Starting Salary for the 2023 to 2024 school year is between $38,079 and $43.690 for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree. Full Salary Table By County Below.

Teachers in North Carolina earn an average salary of $53,644 a year, But a realistic number that a teacher makes depends on many factors; years of service within the school district is the most significant factor. And a close second is the degree level; after that, it depends on where you work in North Carolina.

Do you teach for 10 or 12 months? Do you give training or Coach? All these factors determine the salary of a North Carolina State teacher. Below you will find a list of School Districts in North Carolina; click on the one you want to know the realistic teacher salary.

Wake County has the highest starting Salary in North Carolina State at $43.690. This is10% more than Union County’s 38,440, with the lowest starting salary on our list. However, Wake County has the most significant pay bump for a master’s degree in the first year at $4,943, while Guilford County has the lowest raise for a master’s in the first year at $3.700.

With a Doctorate, your best option is Wake County. Because it has the highest starting salary for a Ph.D. at $50,769, this is the Second most significant increase at $4,943. Cumberland County has the lowest Starting salary for a Ph.D. at $44,580  because of the smallest increases for a Doctorate at $4,962.

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2023-2024 North Carolina Teacher Salary Chart:

Guilford County$44,250$47,950$50,480
Charlotte Mecklenburg$43,590$48,153$50,683
Winston Salem Forsyth County$43,400$47,400$49,930
Johnston County$41,255$45,381$50,381
Cumberland County$39,618$43,580$44,580
Union County$38,440$42,661$46,633
*Teacher will Need a National Board Certification to Reach this Pay

What’s more, the job market for teachers is substantial.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs as school teachers will grow by 20% through 2026. Please consider that many colleges and universities offer tuition reimbursement programs to attract prospective college graduates who majored in education. Check with your local school district to learn more about their teacher salary policies and what kinds of scholarships are available to prospective students who plan on becoming a teacher one day.

How Much Does a Teacher Make in Your District?

Please see the Salary Schedule by District below; if you can’t find yours, we are probably working on it and will post it soon.

Disclaimer: All Salary information are estimates made with the best information available; always refer to the Government Website for Official Salary Information. Most districts will follow the Latest Salary schedule until a new one is approved; this makes the current one the one to follow until a new one is approved.