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Environmental Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,540
25th Percentile Wage
$59,540
50th Percentile Wage
$71,390
75th Percentile Wage
$92,420
90th Percentile Wage
$115,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental 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 $115,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,390
-1.95% -5.55%
2016
$72,780
-0.18% -
2015
$72,910
0.77% -
2014
$72,350
-3.88% -
2013
$75,160
-0.25% -
2012
$75,350
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $59,140 to $103,570. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $103,570. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $78,680). The lowest paying area is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $59,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$103,570
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$78,680
Greensboro-High Point
$77,760
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$72,470
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$71,980
Wilmington
$70,000
Raleigh-Cary
$69,070
Asheville
$59,270
Winston-Salem
$59,140




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