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Industrial Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,400
25th Percentile Wage
$67,690
50th Percentile Wage
$83,210
75th Percentile Wage
$102,420
90th Percentile Wage
$126,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial 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 $126,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$83,210
1.83% 9.70%
2016
$81,690
2.22% -
2015
$79,880
2.85% -
2014
$77,600
0.52% -
2013
$77,200
2.67% -
2012
$75,140
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Industrial Engineers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of industrial engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of industrial engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $68,230 to $100,690. The highest paying area for industrial engineers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $100,690. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $97,860). The lowest paying area is Burlington with a median annual salary of $68,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$100,690
Wilmington
$97,860
Raleigh-Cary
$93,560
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$90,320
Fayetteville
$85,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$82,890
Greenville
$82,430
Greensboro-High Point
$81,900
Goldsboro
$79,720
Winston-Salem
$79,360
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$79,140
Rocky Mount
$76,450
Asheville
$73,790
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$73,350
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$70,500
Burlington
$68,230




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