teacher pay

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    Republicans continue to invest in teachers

    The National Education Association released “Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States 2016 and Estimates of School Statistics 2017” on Wednesday.  According to the report, North Carolina’s unadjusted average teacher pay is ranked 35th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  This is a huge improvement…
    Terry Stoops, May 11, 2017
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    Average teacher pay: 31st when adjusted for cost of living

    I will publish the entire state-by-state ranking in the next week or two, but my initial calculations indicate that North Carolina’s average teacher salary, when adjusted for cost of living, ranks 31st in the nation. The unadjusted ranking is 35th in the nation, according to a report released by…
    Terry Stoops, May 10, 2017
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    Average teacher pay ranking: From 41st to 35th in the nation

    From WRAL: North Carolina ranks 35th in the nation for average teacher pay, an improvement from last year, when the state ranked 41st, according to estimates released Wednesday by the National Education Association. Among the 12 states in the Southeast, North Carolina now ranks 5th, an improvement…
    Terry Stoops, May 10, 2017
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    Wake taxpayers add $8,485 to teachers’ paychecks

    Local salary supplements are funds added to the state-mandated base pay of school district employees.  Because the supplements are local dollars, school boards may distribute the funds as they see fit.  Some districts choose to use their local supplement to address staffing needs and priorities, while others distribute them broadly. …
    Terry Stoops, April 20, 2017
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    Salaries of teachers mentioned in Cooper’s State of the State

    Last year, an intern and I attempted to obtain public school employee salary data for each of North Carolina’s 115 school districts.  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction does not maintain a central database of employee compensation information.  As a result, we were forced to contact each district and requested…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2017
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    NC average teacher pay increased significantly since 2014

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released their Highlights 2017 document late last week.  Here is a graph detailing average teacher pay trends since 2003:…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2017
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    GoBankingRates uses WalletHub method of attracting web traffic

    GoBankingRates has a new “study” of average teacher salaries, titled “Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State.” Charleston South Carolina-based freelance writer Lia Sestric calculates North Carolina’s average as $43,587, even though the N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently reported that the average North Carolina teacher salary…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2017
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    Legislature’s fiscal research staff detail teacher pay increases

    According to the Fiscal Research Division of the N.C. General Assembly, Governor McCrory and state legislators have authorized the following average pay increases for teachers over the last four years: 2013-14: 0% 2014-15: 7% average 2015-16: 3.8% average with bonus and 2.2% without bonus 2016-17: 4.7% average Total (cumulative…
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2016