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Get Paid to Make a Difference
Teaching is hard work, but it comes with many rewards. In North Carolina, teachers receive a comprehensive compensation package.
Get Paid to Make a Difference
Teaching is hard work, but it comes with many rewards. In North Carolina, teachers receive a comprehensive compensation package.

Make a Living

Teachers in North Carolina make $53,975 on average and receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, retirement and other benefits. Some positions also offer bonuses for teaching particular subjects, such as Advanced Placement, Reading or Math. There are also additional compensation opportunities for teachers who are National Board Certified, deemed “Highly Qualified” or maintain an “Advanced Teaching role.”

See what positions are currently hiring with this job board.

Enjoy Comprehensive Benefits

The benefits you get on top of salary are part of your total compensation, and teachers tend to get a better benefit package than most other jobs. In North Carolina, teachers receive vacation time, secure retirement plans, plus the standard medical, dental and vision insurance you would expect as a professional. And, at most schools, you’ll have about two months to travel, earn extra income, pursue hobbies or develop yourself.
 

Grow Your Career

The classroom is just the beginning. When you become a teacher, you open the door to many opportunities—some you may have never dreamed of! While in the classroom, teachers have the opportunity to expand their professional pathways by becoming National Board Certified, moving into an advanced teaching role or getting certified to teach in particular subjects/areas. 

Receive Extra Funding and Perks

  • Salary Supplements

    On top of a state salary schedule, teachers may also receive a local salary supplement from their school district. This supplement amount varies by district (with rural districts on the higher end). You can use this map to see the average local supplement for teachers by district in 2019-2020.

    Additionally, there are several more state and local opportunities for higher salaries than the state base salary. For example, National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) earn 12% more, and advanced teaching roles can pay as much as $20,000 more.

    To  learn more about North Carolina’s salary schedule and supplements, visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

  • Funding Opportunities

    Looking for scholarships? Want to pursue a development experience? You will find thousands of grants, scholarships and fellowships for teachers and teacher candidates. Learn more about specific funding opportunities for North Carolina teachers, and consult an expansive national scholarships and aid database.

  • Loan Repayment

    Stepping into a classroom could mean stepping out of debt. If you have a student loan, you may be eligible for relief if you commit to teaching for several years. If this interests you, see Teacher Loan Forgiveness.
     

  • Housing Assistance

    There are benefits to help teachers find a home that is just right for relaxing and recharging! The Teacher Next Door program in North Carolina offers housing grants and home buying assistance to help teachers become homeowners in the communities where they work.

    Additionally, the federal government created Good Neighbor Next Door, a program designed specifically for teachers. In order to contribute to community revitalization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development offers a discount of 50% from the list price of the home to teachers.

  • Shopping Deals

    The world’s best brands offer discounts to teachers. Think J. Crew, Madewell, Apple, Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore and Marriott Hotels. That means plane tickets take your further. Cell phone bills and gym memberships cost less. Your wardrobe has more options. And new technology is so much more affordable. Discounts may vary by specific location, but this national list is a good starting place to find some teacher perks.

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