North Carolina is dead last in teacher salary growth

This week lawmakers are hammering out the final details of the 2013-15 budget, in which there are no proposed provisions from the House or Senate to raise teacher salaries. Public school teachers have seen a 1% raise only once in the past five years.

Widely reported is the statistic that North Carolina ranks 46th in the nation in teacher pay. But did you know that we rank dead last in teacher salary growth over the past decade? Chew on this stunning infographic that a Raleigh middle school teacher posted on her blog this week:


  1. david esmay

    July 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    This part of the NC GOTP “Ignorance is Knowledge” education plan.

  2. Laura

    July 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Please remember these statistics when you feel like finding fault with your child’s teacher. Class size is increasing, demands on teachers are mounting , classroom violence is escalating and lawmakers find new ways to move money to the private sector daily. If you think test scores are an indication of teacher effectiveness, that is not necessarily true.

    In case you are wondering, I am not currently a professional educator.

  3. Doug

    July 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Well, guess you can blame this on the stratospheric inflation beginning to take place due to the obama policy of constant stimulus and continually pumping money into the system.

  4. Martin

    July 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Doug said “stratospheric inflation” yet the current inflation rate for the past two years has been under 2%. The Interest rates are at the lowest levels of our lifetimes. Unless Doug was attempting to be sarcastic his comment is a prime example of what David Esmay called the “NC GOTP Ignorance is Knowledge” plan in that no matter what happens they blame it on Obama without thought, reason or logic interfering.

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