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Civil Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil engineers among North Carolina 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 Civil Engineers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,320
25th Percentile Wage
$61,510
50th Percentile Wage
$76,910
75th Percentile Wage
$97,100
90th Percentile Wage
$123,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil 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 $123,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,910
2.76% 6.64%
2016
$74,790
2.50% -
2015
$72,920
-0.22% -
2014
$73,080
0.21% -
2013
$72,930
1.55% -
2012
$71,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $63,140 to $93,380. The highest paying area for civil engineers in North Carolina is Burlington with a median annual salary of $93,380. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $89,600). The lowest paying area is Goldsboro with a median annual salary of $63,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Burlington
$93,380
Jacksonville
$89,600
Greenville
$82,940
Fayetteville
$78,880
Raleigh-Cary
$77,150
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$74,500
Wilmington
$72,920
Winston-Salem
$72,300
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,960
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$71,490
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,160
Asheville
$69,020
Durham-Chapel Hill
$68,520
Greensboro-High Point
$65,570
Rocky Mount
$64,480
Goldsboro
$63,140




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