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DPS Announces Salary Increases for the New School Year

DPS Announces Step and Salary Increases

There are a myriad of reasons to work with Durham Public Schools, and now there are more! Certified and classified employee salaries have increased for school year 2022-2023, supplements are among the highest in the state, and our minimum wage and bus driver pay rate is increasing. Go to our employment page at to learn more.

More reasons to work with us!

The DPS school board and superintendent are committed to a true living wage for all support staff, and we also continue to have one of the highest teacher supplements in North Carolina, up to $11,100 based on years of experience.

Teachers will receive on average a 4.2 percent salary increase for the 2022-23 school year. Classified employees will receive a 4 percent salary increase, bringing DPS’s minimum wage for full-time employees to $16 per hour, including substitute pay. We’re also excited to share that our bus driver starting hourly pay rate has risen to $18.13.

Find our salary schedules here!

*DPS is conducting a classified compensation study to identify ways to make our pay for support staff even more equitable and competitive.