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Materials Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,630
25th Percentile Wage
$75,620
50th Percentile Wage
$94,360
75th Percentile Wage
$114,970
90th Percentile Wage
$133,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials 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 $133,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,360
11.21% 9.30%
2016
$83,780
-2.78% -
2015
$86,110
0.31% -
2014
$85,840
-1.06% -
2013
$86,750
1.35% -
2012
$85,580
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $74,860 to $103,080. The highest paying area for materials engineers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $103,080. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $102,370). The lowest paying area is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $74,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$103,080
Greensboro-High Point
$102,370
Durham-Chapel Hill
$92,880
Wilmington
$92,530
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$82,440
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$74,860




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