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Salaries and Benefits

State Salary Schedule

Benefits and Employment Policy Manual of NC

North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees' Health Plan

Pierce Group Benefits for OCS Employees

Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement Benefits

Working in North Carolina Public Schools (provides information on state benefits)

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Local Supplements

Local supplements are based on continuous service with Orange County Schools.

Certified Staff

  • 0 - 5 years: 12% 
  • 6 - 13 years: 14%
  • 14 - 20 years: 16% 
  • 20+ years: 18% 

Other Staff

  • Directors: 13%
  • Coordinators: 9%
  • Principal Supplement:
    • Elementary School $12,000
    • Middle School $17,000
    • High School $23,000
  • Assistant Principals Experience pay ban plus: 1% - 5%
  • Classified Staff: 7% 

Additional State and Local Benefits:

  • 10 Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave
  • Affordable Life Insurance Options (free $15,000 policy paid locally)
  • Excellent State Retirement Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Longevity Pay and Direct Deposit
  • Before and After School Day Care at Reduced Rates
  • Free Admission to School Sporting Events
  • Tuition-Free Enrollment for Out-of-District Children of Employees

Policy Reference(s): 8602