Document outlines teacher pay raises in budget deal – WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — One of the most frequently asked questions about the pending state budget deal is how exactly the teacher pay raises would work.

Legislative leaders said Tuesday that teachers would get a raise that amounts to 7 percent on average. The actual percentage varies depending on how long someone has taught.

Representatives of the N.C. Association of Educators call the 7 percent number "inflated" because it counts longevity pay earned by those who have been teaching 10 years or more.

Longer-serving teachers, in particular, worry that they will see more modest pay raises without the current longevity pay scheme. (Source: Read more)

Report: NC teachers among lowest paid in nation

GREENVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina teachers are among the lowest paid in the country.

A report released this week shows the slump.

North Carolina teacher pay ranks 46th in the country, only ranking above Mississippi and West Virginia in the southeast.  
On average, North Carolina public school teachers make just under $46,000, more than $10,000 less than the national average. (More)