Public education is still no place to get rich. But since the recession ended, state raises and local bonuses are pushing some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools paychecks to higher levels, the Observer’s 2017 payroll database shows.
This year’s salary list includes 19,295 employees, up from 18,650 in 2016. Among them are 9,336 teachers – and for the first time, some classroom teachers who don’t get the ROTC supplement topped $90,000 a year in total compensation.
That’s because CMS provides significant local pay bumps for highly effective teachers who take on additional duties through the Opportunity Culture program. They may earn even more if they work in the most challenging schools.
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