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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,710
25th Percentile Wage
$60,660
50th Percentile Wage
$74,790
75th Percentile Wage
$93,750
90th Percentile Wage
$118,940

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 $118,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.34
25th Percentile Wage
$29.16
50th Percentile Wage
$35.96
75th Percentile Wage
$45.07
90th Percentile Wage
$57.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.18. The median hourly salary is $35.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.34.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,7902.50%4.00%
201572,920-0.22%-
201473,0800.21%-
201372,9301.55%-
201271,800--

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 $89,600. The highest paying area for civil engineers in North Carolina is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $89,600. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Fayetteville (mean annual salary $79,900). The lowest paying area is Goldsboro with a median annual salary of $63,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$89,600
Fayetteville
$79,900
Wilmington
$75,950
Raleigh-Cary
$73,290
Asheville
$73,130
Durham-Chapel Hill
$72,910
Winston-Salem
$71,260
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$70,530
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$70,040
Rocky Mount
$70,040
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,060
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,300
Greensboro-High Point
$67,740
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,870
Greenville
$65,330
Goldsboro
$63,140



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