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Middle School Teachers in North Carolina

Want to work in North Carolina as a Middle School Teacher? Read this first!

8.0% Jobs Projection
$46,290 Median Salary
1,420 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Middle School Teachers in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Middle School Teachers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Middle School Teachers in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 18,640 people working as Middle School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 19,650 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,010 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means North Carolina has more Middle School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,420 annual Middle School Teachers job openings in North Carolina, and 18,900 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $34,310 to $62,030 with $46,290 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina Metros for Middle School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Middle School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 4,810 $49,170
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,770 $68,770
Raleigh, NC 2,990 $47,550
Greensboro-High Point, NC 2,100 $46,660
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,000 $43,610
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 970 $48,060
Wilmington, NC 820 $44,030
Asheville, NC 770 $44,830
Winston-Salem, NC 690 $48,920
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 570 $66,380
Rocky Mount, NC 330 $40,060

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

Below are the states where Middle School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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