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Human Resources Manager Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Managers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,340
25th Percentile Wage
$82,960
50th Percentile Wage
$105,380
75th Percentile Wage
$144,720
90th Percentile Wage
$192,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $192,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.82
25th Percentile Wage
$39.88
50th Percentile Wage
$50.66
75th Percentile Wage
$69.58
90th Percentile Wage
$92.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources managers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $92.42. The median hourly salary is $50.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.82.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016105,3801.77%0.81%
2015103,510-1.62%-
2014105,1900.54%-
2013104,6200.09%-
2012104,530--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources managers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources managers in state of North Carolina ranges from $78,650 to $129,300. The highest paying area for human resources managers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $129,300. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Fayetteville (mean annual salary $119,130). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$129,300
Fayetteville
$119,130
Wilmington
$106,210
Winston-Salem
$104,380
Greensboro-High Point
$104,190
Raleigh-Cary
$102,700
Greenville
$99,050
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$97,220
Asheville
$93,750
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$91,040
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$90,290
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$86,580
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$78,650



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