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Electrical Engineers in North Carolina

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13.7% Jobs Projection
$91,680 Median Salary
440 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Electrical Engineers in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Electrical Engineers in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Electrical Engineers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 5,090 workers employed as Electrical Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,370 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means North Carolina has more Electrical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 440 annual job openings, and 6,160 total jobs in 2026 for Electrical Engineers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Electrical Engineers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $57,950 to $148,460 with $91,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.86 to $71.37. The median hourly rate was $44.08.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $46.92 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.84.

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


Top North Carolina Metros for Electrical Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electrical Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,560 $101,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,440 $90,180
Raleigh, NC 1,440 $87,090
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 440 $101,070
Greensboro-High Point, NC 260 $90,650
Asheville, NC 190 $76,960
Winston-Salem, NC 170 $93,900
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 170 $89,220
Fayetteville, NC 160 $75,080
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 110 $82,430
Wilmington, NC 100 $96,500
Rocky Mount, NC 70 $79,480
New Bern, NC 30 $83,130

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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