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Chief Executives in North Carolina

Want to work in North Carolina as a Chief Executive? Read this first!

-1% Jobs Projection
$205,220 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

While jobs for Chief Executives in North Carolina are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Chief Executives in North Carolina is expected to decrease.

  • Chief Executives in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 3,820 Chief Executives working in the state.

There were 3,820 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Chief Executives in NC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means North Carolina has more Chief Executives than average.

Chief Executives in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are declining at a rate of 1.2% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Chief Executives: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 390 annual Chief Executives job openings in North Carolina, and 5,630 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $71,670 to $208,000 with $205,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.46 to $100. The median hourly rate was $98.67.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $100 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.33.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Chief Executives Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,330 $208,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 910 $195,150
Raleigh, NC 520 $208,000
Greensboro-High Point, NC 410 $197,130
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 280 $208,000
Winston-Salem, NC 230 $186,180
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 180 $161,980
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 140 $152,630
Asheville, NC 120 $182,490
Wilmington, NC 90 $187,010
Greenville, NC 60 $208,000
Rocky Mount, NC 50 $149,880
New Bern, NC 50 $160,070
Burlington, NC 40 $103,210
Fayetteville, NC 40 $169,560
Jacksonville, NC 30 $134,900
Goldsboro, NC 30 $180,430

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

View the list below to see where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000


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