Since 2013, Teacher Pay in North Carolina has increased by 15%, boosting the average teacher salary to over $50,150 a year for the first time in state history. As part of Carolina Partnership for Reform’s mission to conduct policy research and educate the public on important issues impacting North Carolina’s citizens, CPR is launching a statewide multimedia effort on teacher pay. Web, print, and television issue advertising will focus on why teacher pay is important, who is responsible, and what the media had to say about it. Advertising on the issue will launch beginning with the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and continue throughout the month in the Raleigh, Wilmington, and Greensboro markets.
Legislative Reforms to Increase Teacher Pay
2014: 7% Teacher Pay Raise – Increased Starting Teacher Pay to $33,000 (S.L. 2014-100, Senate Bill 744, RC Vote: 1851)
2015: 3.8% Teacher Pay Raise – Increased Starting Teacher Pay to $35,000 (S.L. 2015-241, House Bill 97, RC Vote: 1007)
2016: 4.7% Teacher Pay Raise – Increased Average Teacher Pay to Over $50,150 for the first time (S.L. 2016-94, House Bill 1030, RC Vote: 1430)