Durham County has experienced a higher turnover rate for teachers than the state over the last 5 years. 19.2 percent of teachers left after the 2015-16 school year versus 14.2 percent of teachers across the state. This turnover rate is the tenth-highest in the state and higher than Durham’s surrounding school districts and counties. While half of teachers leaving the county leave teaching altogether, half are leaving for other reasons. It is argued that one of the biggest reasons is teacher pay. Durham offers lower supplements than its neighbors which may be a significant contributor to this trend.