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Electrical Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,650
25th Percentile Wage
$75,850
50th Percentile Wage
$96,940
75th Percentile Wage
$125,330
90th Percentile Wage
$163,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical 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 $163,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.12
25th Percentile Wage
$36.46
50th Percentile Wage
$46.60
75th Percentile Wage
$60.26
90th Percentile Wage
$78.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for electrical engineers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.51. The median hourly salary is $46.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,9404.00%16.27%
201593,06010.79%-
201483,0202.18%-
201381,2100.05%-
201281,170--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of electrical engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of electrical engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $71,520 to $106,210. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $106,210. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $103,220). The lowest paying area is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$106,210
Wilmington
$103,220
Raleigh-Cary
$100,940
Greensboro-High Point
$90,560
Winston-Salem
$90,280
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,370
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$86,780
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$85,930
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,400
Fayetteville
$81,060
Asheville
$71,840
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,520



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