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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina

The annual and hourly salary statistics of mechanical engineers in Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of mechanical engineers in Raleigh-Cary is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mechanical Engineers in Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,610
25th Percentile Wage
$73,050
50th Percentile Wage
$90,450
75th Percentile Wage
$112,090
90th Percentile Wage
$133,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $61,610.

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
$90,450
1.27% 16.47%
2016
$89,300
3.18% -
2015
$86,460
0.35% -
2014
$86,160
11.42% -
2013
$76,320
1.01% -
2012
$75,550
- -

Table 3. Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Raleigh-Cary with Other North Carolina Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $90,450, Raleigh-Cary is the second highest paying city for mechanical engineers in state of North Carolina, following the highest paying city Wilmington (median annual salary of $100,540). Compared with Wilmington, the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in Raleigh-Cary is 10.0 percent (10.0%) lower.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina.