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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 amongst 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 Electrical Engineers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,600
25th Percentile Wage
$75,830
50th Percentile Wage
$97,590
75th Percentile Wage
$125,670
90th Percentile Wage
$157,520

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 $157,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,590
0.67% 16.83%
2016
$96,940
4.00% -
2015
$93,060
10.79% -
2014
$83,020
2.18% -
2013
$81,210
0.05% -
2012
$81,170
- -

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 $74,360 to $105,060. The highest paying area for electrical engineers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $105,060. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $103,220). The lowest paying area is Asheville with a median annual salary of $74,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$105,060
Wilmington
$103,220
Durham-Chapel Hill
$102,600
Greensboro-High Point
$94,780
Winston-Salem
$93,240
Greenville
$91,090
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$90,180
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,840
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,430
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,640
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,340
Goldsboro
$79,550
Rocky Mount
$77,780
Fayetteville
$76,780
Asheville
$74,360




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