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Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists 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 Specialists in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,870
25th Percentile Wage
$43,200
50th Percentile Wage
$56,110
75th Percentile Wage
$75,230
90th Percentile Wage
$97,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.76
25th Percentile Wage
$20.77
50th Percentile Wage
$26.98
75th Percentile Wage
$36.17
90th Percentile Wage
$46.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.99. The median hourly salary is $26.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.76.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,1103.07%6.02%
201554,3900.15%-
201454,3102.49%-
201352,9600.43%-
201252,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of North Carolina ranges from $39,550 to $65,180. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $65,180. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Rocky Mount (mean annual salary $61,930). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$65,180
Rocky Mount
$61,930
Durham-Chapel Hill
$61,810
Jacksonville
$59,250
Winston-Salem
$57,300
Raleigh-Cary
$53,880
Goldsboro
$53,240
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,880
Wilmington
$52,620
Greenville
$51,610
Burlington
$51,330
Greensboro-High Point
$50,890
Asheville
$50,840
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$46,760
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,610
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,060
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,550


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