2021-2022 Salary Schedule

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NC Compensation for Public School Employees Website

  • Teachers, school administrators, and non-teaching positions in NC school districts (LEAs) are employed by local boards of education but are paid on a state salary schedule based on a number of factors. In addition to the state salary, a local supplement may be provided by the school district. Some public school employees may also receive compensation, or longevity pay, for continuing service.  Independent Public Schools (IPS - charter schools, lab schools, regional schools, and the Innovative School District) may follow the state salary schedules or determine their own. 

    Certified Educator Salary Schedules include teachers, certified instructional support and school-based administrators. All certified educators working in Local Education Agencies (LEA) are required to be paid from the legislated salary schedule. This schedule is approved annually by the general assembly and sets a minimum pay based on the educators' years of experience and education level. As a supplement to these monthly amounts, a LEA may approve additional funds to the educator to account for variances such as geographic location, market conditions or school demographics.

    Please view the state's compensation scales for public school employees for prior years at the link below.