by Beth Burns, M.S., CCC-SLP, Lead for Speech/Hearing Impaired Services, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

After quick votes and a veto from Governor Cooper, the 2018-2019 State Budget has been adopted and the state salary schedules have been posted to the DPI website.

The Summary of Appropriations document can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions 

(based on information as of June 25, 2018)

Q:  The salary schedule looks like less than my total salary.  How is that possible?

A:  The state salary schedule is the state base rate of pay.  Individual LEA supplements vary. Get supplement amount from your LEA and add to the state salary schedule to calculate total salary

Q: Do I get paid on the Master’s or Advanced Salary?

A:  From around the early to mid 1990s until 2013-2014, graduates of programs in North Carolina automatically qualified for the “advanced” salary because masters’ degrees were 60 hours.  During the 2013-2014 school year, the General Assembly stopped paying new graduates for advanced degrees.  Therefore, our understanding is that if you were already paid under the “advanced” schedule, you will continue with that pay rate.  If you don’t already have “advanced” designation for pay, odds are low for receiving it now.

Q:  Does the $385 bonus apply to me if I have over 25 years of experience?

A:  The bonus only applies if you received no increase in the state base.  If you have 25 or more years of experience and received an increase, you do not qualify for the $385 bonus.

*Q/A will be updated as we continue to gather information