Raleigh, N.C. – Teachers starting their eleventh year in North Carolina public schools received a $10,380 pay raise since 2014, a 32% salary increase provided by the Republican-led General Assembly.
The nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division at the North Carolina General Assembly provided data comparing teacher pay today to the 2013-2014 school year, prior to four consecutive salary increases funded by the state legislature.
As of March this year, North Carolina had the fastest rising teacher pay in the nation since 2014.
The rapid gains in educator pay fulfill House Speaker Tim Moore’s (R-Cleveland) promise of a teacher appreciation agenda for North Carolina.
“Once you peel back the political rhetoric on teacher pay, you realize North Carolina educators received enormous gains in compensation from the state legislature for the incredible work they do in our schools,” Moore said.
The estimated average teacher salary in North Carolina is now $50,906 and will rise to $53,394 in 2018-19, according to the Fiscal Research Division data.
“Our priority is every child’s education and our goal is results – by paying teachers more, families can expect a better education from North Carolina schools,” Moore continued.
Starting teacher pay in North Carolina is now $35,000.
Teachers in their 25th year received a $8,480 pay increase since 2014, while teachers in their 30th year received a $5,530 raise over the same period.
A fourth-year educator, who started teaching when Republicans began their streak of salary increases in 2014, makes $6,500 more per year than in 2013.
View the teacher pay raise chart here.