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Salary and Benefits



This is a summary of the salary and benefits generally available to Rowan-Salisbury School System employees. Job classifications, years of service, hours employed, and the number of months worked per year determine the types and levels of benefits available.

NC Department of Instruction Salary Schedules for licensed employees.


2018-19 Salary Schedule for classified employees.


Teacher Supplement Schedule

Years of Licensed
0 to 4
5 to 9
10 to 14
15 to 19
20 to 24
25 +

Administrator Supplement Schedule

Assistant Principal – Elementary School $3,116
Assistant Principal – Middle School $3,716
Assistant Principal – High School $4,316
Principal – Elementary School $5,000
Principal – Middle School $7,000
Principal – High School $9,000
Directors $5,000


Supplements for 11- and 12-month employees will be pro-rated accordingly.

Principals earn a retention supplement in addition the local supplement they already receive.

0-3 years $3,000
4-5 years $7,000
6+ years $10,000








NC Public Schools Benefits and Employment Policy Manual

Employee Annual Leave and Sick Leave

All full-time employees receive one day of sick leave each month. Annual Leave is detailed in the chart below and is accrued based on years of experience.

Years of
Days Earned
Per Month
0 to 4 1.17
5 to 9 1.42
10 to 14 1.67
15 to 19 1.92
20+ 2.17


Health INsurance

Health insurance is available to Rowan-Salisbury School System employees through the State Health Plan.

New employees have 30 days to enroll in the State Health Plan. Additional changes can be made during open enrollment each October or within 30 days of a qualifying life event.

Cafeteria Benefits

Rowan-Salisbury School System Employees can purchase supplemental benefits through our insurance broker, Mark III Employee Benefits. Life insurance, dental, vision


New employees have 30 days to enroll in cafeteria benefits. Additional changes can be made during open enrollment each April, or within 30 days of a qualifying life event.


Life Insurance


All new Rowan-Salisbury employees are offered a free, Metlife basic $10,000 term life insurance policy when first hired.



All regular, full-time employees are required to become members of the North Carolina Teachers and State Employees System. Supplemental retirement plans, such as the NC 401(k) and the NC 403(b) can be obtained through the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer.


Employee Assistance Program

The Rowan-Salisbury School System has contracted with McCombs Counseling to provide employees with an Employee Assistance Program at no cost. 

RSSS recognizes that personal and family problems can impact your life both at home and at work. When you face these challenges in life, it is nice to know there's a place to call. RSSS has established the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which is a confidential, free support service designed especially to help you with the issues that affect your life the most. 

Find out more information here.