Raleigh, N.C. – More than 44,000 teachers in North Carolina will have received at least a $10,000 raise since 2014 when classes return in the fall for the 2018-19 school year under the current state budget.
More than 18,000 of those teachers are receiving raises as high as $14,000 – some as high as $15,330 – from state budgets written by Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly since 2014.
There are currently 92,325 teachers in North Carolina. Close to half of all North Carolina teachers are receiving between a $10,200 and $15,330 increase in base pay since 2014 under the Republicans’ budget plan.
Teachers in North Carolina with between 5 and 19 years of experience by the fall of 2018-19 will have received at least a $10,200 raise since 2014, if they taught continuously over that period.
“We’ve kept our promise of rapidly increasing educator pay by providing at least a $10,000 raise to more than 44,000 North Carolina teachers since 2014,” said House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland).
There are currently more than 50,000 teachers with between 5 and 19 years of experience, but not all of them taught continuously over that period.
According to the Department of Public Instruction, 44,647 of them did. They all received at least a $10,000 raise over the five year period, but many received much more.
The average teacher raise from 2017-19 is scheduled to be $4,412 in North Carolina.
The average teacher raise since 2014 will be $8,600, a 19.1% increase.