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Chemical Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical engineers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical engineers amongst North Carolina metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemical Engineers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,650
25th Percentile Wage
$76,060
50th Percentile Wage
$93,770
75th Percentile Wage
$117,640
90th Percentile Wage
$142,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $142,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,770
6.71% 4.62%
2016
$87,480
4.21% -
2015
$83,800
-2.15% -
2014
$85,600
1.12% -
2013
$84,640
-5.67% -
2012
$89,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $61,530 to $111,730. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $111,730. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $103,530). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$111,730
Raleigh-Cary
$103,530
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$96,440
Greensboro-High Point
$94,210
Wilmington
$90,580
Fayetteville
$88,260
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$79,060
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,530




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