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Annual Report on Teacher Pay: N.C. teacher compensation is more than $5,000 higher than the national average

posted on in Education (PreK-12), Land Use Planning

When adjusted for pension contributions, teacher experience, and cost of living, North Carolina’s adjusted teacher compensation is $55,731, which is $5,401 higher than the U.S. adjusted average compensation and $4,811 higher than the U.S. adjusted median.

As Vice President of Research and Director of Education Studies, Terry oversees the research team’s writing and analysis across the spectrum of public policy issues. He also specializes in K-13 education. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the… ...

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