by Joseph Coletti
Senior Fellow, Fiscal Studies, John Locke Foundation
Gov. Roy Cooper’s official Twitter account posted earlier today that the budget “pays teachers less than state employees.” Teachers make on average $53,975 per year. State employees earn on average $48,748. The budget provides an average 3.9 percent raise for teachers and an average 2.5 percent raise for other state employees.
Teachers earn more and get a larger raise than other state employees.