Human Resources

2022-2023 Employee Increases and Bonuses

On August 23, 2022, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved increases for CMS staff. Read the document below for detailed information regarding increases and bonuses for the 2022-2023 school year!

Employee Retention Incentives

Employees are eligible for retention incentive bonuses in 2021-2022 based on their start date with CMS. Bonuses will be paid according to the payment schedule below.

Retention Bonus Payment Schedule:

Hired by:
​Payment Date:
​Bonus Amounts:
​October 31, 2021
​December 22, 2021
​$1250 FT/ $625 PT
​December 31, 2021
​February 28, 2022*
​​$1250 FT/ $625 PT
​July 31, 2022
​September 2022
​​$1250 FT/ $625 PT
​September 30, 2022
​November 2022*
​​$1250 FT/ $625 PT

Please note: Individuals must be employed through the processing date for each payment date to be eligible. Processing dates are around one week prior to payment.

2022-2023 Salary Schedules

Note: Pay for certified educators is based on an individual's number of completed years of experience and licensure level as determined by the North Carolina Department of Instruction. See important information below regarding master's and other advanced degree pay.

2021-2022 Salary Schedules

Master's Degree or Higher Pay

*** In order to be approved for advanced degree pay, you must have completed a course toward your degree prior to August 1, 2013***

Eligibility for Master's or other advanced degree pay is approved by the Licensure department in compliance with state regulations. 

Per the North Carolina Public School Personnel Employee Salary and Benefits Manual, only the following teachers and instructional support personnel shall be paid on the Master's ("M") salary schedule, or receive a salary supplement for academic preparation at the six-year degree level or at the doctoral degree level for the 2014-2015 school year and subsequent school years:
  1. Certified school nurses and instructional support personnel in positions for which a master's degree is required for licensure.

  2. Teachers and instructional support personnel who were paid on that salary schedule or received that salary supplement prior to the 2014-2015 school year.

  3. Teachers and instructional support personnel who (i) complete a degree at the master's, six-year, or doctoral degree level for which they completed at least one course prior to August 1, 2013, and (ii) would have qualified for the salary supplement pursuant to State Board of Education policy TCP-A-006, as it was in effect on June 30, 2013."
Please note: Teachers who obtain their masters in administration, but are currently assuming the role of a classroom teacher must also meet one of the above three (3) criteria in order to be paid on the masters, six-year, or doctoral degree level.

Substitute Pay Rates

Instructional Substitute Daily Rates & Bonus Program (effective beginning of 2022-23 school year)

​Monthly Bonus Program: Receive a bonus based on the number of completed assignments in any given month.  Bonuses will be paid in the month following the month in which they were earned.
$200 bonus for completing 5-9 assignments in one month

$500 bonus for completing 10 or more assignments in one month

Guest Teacher (Full-time Instructional Sub) Monthly Rates*

​Guest Teacher Non-Certified
​Guest Teacher Certified
​EC Guest Teacher Non-Certified
​EC Guest Teacher Certified

*First and last checks of the school year will be prorated based on number of days worked in the month. Salaries are equalized so that the same salary is paid every month, including months where less days are scheduled to be worked.

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