Permanent full-time or part-time (20 hours per week or more) employees (excluding teachers) who have at least 10 years of total qualifying state service are eligible for longevity payments.

The amount of annual longevity pay is a percentage of the employee's annual rate of pay on the employee's anniversary date. The annual rate of pay does not include bonuses, or pay for extra duties. The percentage is determined by the length of total state service as follows:
Years of State Service Longevity Pay Rate
10 but less than 15 years 1.50 percent
15 but less than 20 years 2.25 percent
20 but less than 25 years 3.25 percent
25 or more years 4.50 percent

 Please visit the N.C. Board of Education Policy Manual for more information regarding longevity pay and NC Creditable Service.