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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,390
25th Percentile Wage
$66,290
50th Percentile Wage
$81,750
75th Percentile Wage
$100,190
90th Percentile Wage
$124,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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 $124,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,750
1.64% 9.57%
2016
$80,410
1.43% -
2015
$79,260
1.20% -
2014
$78,310
3.91% -
2013
$75,250
1.75% -
2012
$73,930
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of North Carolina ranges from $69,810 to $100,540. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $100,540. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $90,450). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,810.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$100,540
Raleigh-Cary
$90,450
Burlington
$88,360
Winston-Salem
$84,560
Fayetteville
$82,110
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$80,470
Greenville
$78,950
Asheville
$78,810
Durham-Chapel Hill
$78,120
Greensboro-High Point
$77,110
Rocky Mount
$76,880
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$76,390
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$74,690
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$71,960
Goldsboro
$70,590
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,810




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