Commercial and Industrial Designers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for commercial and industrial designers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of commercial and industrial designers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Commercial and Industrial Designers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,490
25th Percentile Wage
$51,710
50th Percentile Wage
$70,850
75th Percentile Wage
$89,600
90th Percentile Wage
$112,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial and industrial designers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.47
25th Percentile Wage
$24.86
50th Percentile Wage
$34.07
75th Percentile Wage
$43.08
90th Percentile Wage
$54.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for commercial and industrial designers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.32. The median hourly salary is $34.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.47.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of commercial and industrial designers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,8504.42%13.72%
201567,7203.51%-
201465,3401.85%-
201364,1304.68%-
201261,130--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Commercial and Industrial Designers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of commercial and industrial designers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of commercial and industrial designers in state of North Carolina ranges from $64,460 to $76,630. The highest paying area for commercial and industrial designers in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $76,630. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $73,190). The lowest paying area is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $64,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$76,630
Raleigh-Cary
$73,190
Greensboro-High Point
$72,920
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,330
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$67,660
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$64,460


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