North Carolina teachers still rank among the nation's lowest paid
During the 2014-2015 school year North Carolina teachers saw some pay increases, much of it driven by local increases. Despite these raises, the counties that saw the highest growth in pay - Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Wake, and Guilford - still rank 101, 102, and 103 in average life time pay for teachers. Over the course of their careers, NC teachers will earn $1M less than teachers in other parts of the country.
Teachers in North Carolina’s three largest school systems saw some of the nation’s biggest pay raises last school year, but they still rank near the bottom in terms of lifetime pay, according to a new survey released Tuesday.But even with last year’s state pay raise, teachers in Wake, Guilford and Charlotte-Mecklenburg would still make less over 30 years than all but a few of their peers in the 110 districts surveyed.On Monday, WalletHub released its own report calling North Carolina the second worst state to be a teacher.