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Old 02-16-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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I have accepted a teaching job in NC and will be moving there very shortly from Illinois.

Because my official transcripts have not yet arrived at the school, I can't discuss particulars with them yet, but I am all but officially accepted as an employee.

I was wondering if anyone can be of assistance in terms of "take-home" pay every 2 weeks.

This link provides information regarding salary for public school teachers in NC:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/...1schedules.pdf


Let's say I'm in the first tier (30k a year, monthly installments of $2,535), what do you think I'll actually be taking home after taxes? This is important information for me as I search for housing, which I've already found to be a struggle.

ANY help or input would be appreciated. I've heard people estimate I'll only keep 66% of that money; others say its less stingy than here in Illinois.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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If you're getting a teaching job, you'll be paid on the last business day of the month. Teachers & most other state employees are paid monthly.

Are you opting to have your payments paid over 12 months, because as a teacher, you'll be a 10-month employee. You can get paid for just those 12 months, or you can have them spread out over 12---getting paid slightly less each month, but you'll at least have a paycheck during the summer.

You'll probably bring home somewhere around $1775--you can usually count on a deduction of about 30% for taxes, etc.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Thanks for the help LRoyal. I'm in an interesting situation as far as the 10/12 month thing because I'm technically only signing a contract through the end of the school year. It is, however, very likely that the job will be there for the taking for next school year too.

So as of now, since I'm not signing as a full-year employee, I should be getting 70% of 3,000 a month instead of 2,535. Once I'm given the option to receive a paycheck every month, I'll certainly do that as well.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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In addition to salary, I'm wondering if anyone has any input on apartments in Jacksonville?

There's one I'm extremely interested in but not sure if I can afford it. Are there any neighborhoods/complexes I should absolutely stay away from?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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In addition to salary, I'm wondering if anyone has any input on apartments in Jacksonville?

There's one I'm extremely interested in but not sure if I can afford it. Are there any neighborhoods/complexes I should absolutely stay away from?
I hope you know Jacksonville is a big military town, so while I can't cite specifics, I think it's safe to say there will indeed be places you would not live if you could help it, if you don't want the "military vibe" around you. You might even consider somewhere nearby such as Swansboro, which is more of a "fishing village" town.

To answer your first question, about 70% of gross pay is pretty typical for NC, though thee may be other deductions involved with teachers that I don't know about.r
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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I hope you know Jacksonville is a big military town, so while I can't cite specifics, I think it's safe to say there will indeed be places you would not live if you could help it, if you don't want the "military vibe" around you. You might even consider somewhere nearby such as Swansboro, which is more of a "fishing village" town.

To answer your first question, about 70% of gross pay is pretty typical for NC, though thee may be other deductions involved with teachers that I don't know about.r
Thanks for the info.


Another question about living near the coast...what is my best option for high speed internet? I notice Comcast doesn't appear to have service out there.

Any suggestions or deals?
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