Quick Facts

Total Spent for Public Schools from Federal, State and Local Sources in 2018-19:

$16.6 Billion

Percentage of State Budget Dedicated to K-12 Schools:


Annual Average Projected Compensation for Teachers for the 2019-20 school year :


Annual Median NC Household Income (includes all household income) for 2018 :


Annual Median Wage (individual) in NC for a person with a bachelor’s degree for 2018 :


Annual Median Wage (individual) in NC for 2018 :


Average instructional supplies funding per teacher in 2018-19:


Average textbook funding per student in 2018-19


Note - The compensation estimates above for teachers do not include annual estimated benefits which total $20,960, including annual health benefits of $6,306, annual estimated Social Security contributions of $4,099 and annual estimated retirement contribution of $10,555.


This website provides information on the NC Public School finances along with associated performance and operational measures.