Salaries and Benefits

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    CERTIFIED STAFF SALARIES:

     

    Local Supplement for Certified Staff Paid On Teacher Contracts:

     

    Teacher Supplement Schedule
    Teachers are paid on the North Carolina State Salary Schedules plus the following:
    Years of Experience Supplement
    0-5 12%
    6-13 14%
    14-20 16%
    20+ 18%

     

    Recruitment/Retention Bonus For Critical Needs Positions:

     

    Recruitment Bonus Payout Schedule

    Eligible Positions

    Installment 1 (09/2023)

    Installment 2 (09/2024)

    Installment 3 - (09/2025)

    Total Amount

    Math Teacher 6-12

    $5,000.00

    $2,500.00

    $2,500.00

    $10,000.00

    EC Teacher K-12

    $5,000.00

    $2,500.00

    $2,500.00

    $10,000.00

    CTE Teacher 6-12

    $4,000.00

    $2,000.00

    $2,000.00

    $8,000.00

    School Nurse

    $5,000.00

    $2,500.00

    $2,500.00

    $10,000.00

    Bilingual Receptionist

    $3,000.00

    $1,500.00

    $1,500.00

    $6,000.00

    *Certified candidates only, pending board approval

     

    Local Supplement For Principals & Assistant Principals:

     

    23-24 Principals Salary Schedule
    Principals are paid on the North Carolina State Salary Schedules plus the following:

    Local Supplement Salary Schedule:

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           Experience Credit                 (Based on Years of Experience As Principal)
    Elementary 17.5% 1-3 years $125.00 per month
    Middle 25% 4 years $250.00 per month
    High 35% 5+ years $416.67 per month
    Assistant Principals Salary Schedule
    Assistant Principals are paid on the North Carolina State Salary Schedules plus the following:

    Teacher Supplement

    +  

    Additional Amount for Assistant Principal

    0-6 years 12% Elementary 1%
    7-13 years 14% Middle 3%
    14-19 years 16%
    High
    5%
    20+ years 18%

    ***Local supplements are based on TOTAL years of service listed on the North Carolina Educators License, including years of service with Orange County Schools.

    CLASSIFIED STAFF SALARIES:

    • See Classified Salary Schedules (Grades 57-79, including Transportation and Child Nutrition
    • Recruitment/Retention Bonus for bilingual receptionists
    • 7% local supplement for classified employees
    • 9% local supplement for classified employees in coordinator positions
    • Bus Driver Incentives:
      • Paid medical examination fee;
      • Reimbursement of CDL license fee: 
      • Retention Bonus:
        • Entry Level and 1–2 Years at $250
        • 3-4 Years at $500 5+ Years at $1,000
      • Attendance Bonus:
        • $250 Driver perfect attendance bonus (Per 9 weeks)
      • Sign on bonus tiers:
        • $2,500 Signing bonus for Drivers ($1,250 paid within the first 30 days of employment and $1,250 paid after 90 days of employment)
        • $1,250 Signing bonus for Safety Assistants who also are Drivers ($625 within the first 30 days and $625 after 90 days of employment)
        • $600 Signing bonus for Safety Assistants who are not Drivers ($300 within the first 30 days and $300 after 90 days of employment)
      • $1,000 Technician tool allowance ($500 paid in two installments) 
    • School Nurse Incentives:
      • Tuition Reimbursement for individuals still working on a bachelor's degree (up to $10,000.00, must be pre-approved, contract requirements)
      • Reimbursement for National School Nurse Certification Original and Renewal Fee
      • $200.00 per year reimbursement for CEU credits

     ***All Incentives are subject to Board approval.  

     

    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 and free Vision Care for Employees
    • After-School Day Care and Summer Camp at Reduced Rates
    • Free Admission to School Sporting Events
    • Local Business Discounts & Memberships
    • Tuition-Free Enrollment for Out-of-District Children of Employees
    • Tuition reimbursement program (70% of tuition only, up to $750) for residency-licensed employees

     

    Employee Resources:

     

Current Classified Salary Scales

  • Click below to view or download the current classified pay scales for Orange County Schools (last updated, November 9, 2023).

    Includes:

    • Bus drivers, monitors, and safety assistants
    • School nutrition, incl. managers
    • Classified salary grades 57-79:
      • Hourly
      • Semi-monthly
      • Monthly