Elementary School Teachers in North Carolina
Get the information you need to know about working as an Elementary School Teacher.
You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.
Elementary School Teachers in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, there were 40,830 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.
There were 40,580 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means North Carolina has more Elementary School Teachers than average.
Job Projections for North Carolina
Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.
North Carolina Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 3,040 annual Elementary School Teachers job openings in North Carolina, and 40,640 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Elementary School Teachers Make in North Carolina?
In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $33,980 to $61,540 with $45,860 being the median annual salary.
The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top North Carolina Metros for Elementary School Teachers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||6,840||$69,710|
|Greensboro-High Point, NC||3,060||$47,350|
|Durham-Chapel Hill, NC||2,260||$46,270|
|Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC||1,000||$48,090|
|Rocky Mount, NC||520||$38,410|
|New Bern, NC||310||$45,520|
Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
Related Careers in NC
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|Occupation||NC Employment Total|
What Major Will Prepare You For an Elementary School Teacher Career?
- Teacher Education Grade Specific
- Teacher Education Subject Specific
- Teaching English or French
- Multilingual Education
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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