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Public school teacher benefit package is worth $20,700+

Teacher salaries get the headlines, but teacher benefits get the dollars.

Here is a breakdown of the benefits paid on behalf of every full-time district school teacher in the state for the 2020-21 school year:

Social Security

$3,761

Retirement

$10,659

Heath Insurance

$6,326

Total

$20,746

 

Source: NC Department of Public Instruction, “Average Salaries Used for 2020-21 Initial Allotments”

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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