• NC Teacher Salary Schedules

    Certified Educator Salary Schedules include teachers, certified instructional support and school based administrators.

    All certified educators working in Local Education Agencies (LEA) are required to be paid from the legislated salary schedule. This schedule is approved annually by the general assembly and sets a minimum pay based on the educators years of experience and education level.

    As a supplement to these monthly amounts, a LEA may approve additional funds to the educator to account for variances such as geographic location, market conditions or school demographics.

    Salary schedules and daily rates for state legislated certified salaries;

    2021-2022 NC Public School Salary Schedules


    Total Compensation Package

    As an employee of Union County Public Schools, you receive regular pay for the services you provide. There are numerous other benefits and services that are available to you and your family as a part of what we call your “total compensation package.”  This personalized benefits statement is intended to give you a summary of the benefits you personally receive and their value; this will provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of your benefits and how they translate into your complete salary.


    Medical Benefits: You have elected coverage for medical, dental or vison.  Each elected coverage has a different amount of deductible per month.


    Flexible Spending Accounts: You have elected to contribute an amount per pay period to your Health Care Reimbursement Account, which allows you to pay for your eligible health care expenses on a pre-tax basis.


    Disability: If you become disabled because of sickness or accident and are unable to work on a short-term basis, you are eligible to receive part of your regular weekly pay up to a year for short-term disability, or permanently for long term disability.


    Life Insurance: Union County Public Schools provides each permanent full-time employee with $15,000 Basic Group Term Life Insurance. This benefit is fully paid by Union County Public Schools Board of Education.  When employment ceases, the employee hasthe option to continue coverage at the active group rate. 


    Employee Assistance Plan: You are eligible to participate in this confidential service, which provides initial professional counseling, and referral services for employees who need emotional, financial, legal, and other types of counseling. This service is free of charge for all employees and paid for by the district.


    Social Security: UCPS contributes to and also forwards employee withholding taxes under FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act which includes Social Security and Medicare benefits) on your behalf. These benefits provide each working American with retirement income and also provide income security to employees in the event of disability, income security to surviving members of deceased workers' families, and hospital insurance for the aged and the disabled.


    Retirement: UCPS sponsors the state retirement plan in which you are eligible to participate. You may make pre-tax contributions to the plan, and the district pays into this state retirement plan on your behalf.  You receive a quarterly statement of your retirement benefits through this plan and may also access your personal account information online through NC Orbit.