Wages & Income

Comparative Wage & Income Demographics

 Carteret CountyNorth CarolinaUnited States
$28,904$44,170$48,320
Per Capita Income*$28,991$25,284$28,155
Average Household Income*$48,457$46,334$53,046
Average Weekly Wages**$669$850$929

Source: 2015 American Community Survey; Bureau of Labor Statistics (2nd Quarter 2016)

2016 Wages by Occupation

OccupationsEmploymentEntryAverageExperienced
Architecture & Engineering150$17.26$30.26$36.76
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media130$10.92$18.40$21.83
Building, Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 830$8.15$10.63$11.87
Community & Social Services180$15.39$20.80$23.51
Computer & Mathematical180$19.32$32.29$38.77
Construction & Extraction850$11.89$17.13$19.75
Education, Training, & Library2,010$13.98$19.00$21.50
Food Preparation & Serving related3,710$8.19$9.91$10.77
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical1,100$16.88$34.89$43.89
Healthcare Support690$9.58$11.07$13.37
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair1,000$10.94$16.82$19.76
Business & Financial Operations540$17.92$27.20$37.70
Life, Physical & Social Science260$17.30$33.48$41.58
Management Occupations860$23.46$41.65$50.74
Office & Administrative Support4,260$9.17$14.05$16.49
Personal Care Service870$8.18$11.85$13.69
Production930$8.97$14.08$16.64
Protective Service840$11.08$16.05$18.54
Sales & Related4,020$8.23$13.36$15.93
Transportation & Material Moving1,240$8.65$13.71$16.24
Legal50$20.54$28.36$32.27

Source: AccessNC

2016 Average Annual Wages for Major Business Sectors

SectorAnnual Wage
Total All Industries$30,628
Total Government$40,144
Total Private Industry$28,288
Utilities$64,012
Construction$35,412
Manufacturing$35,100
Wholesale Trade$41,496
Retail Trade$23,816
Transportation & Warehousing$35,568
Information$39,052
Finance & Insurance$51,116
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing$29,224
Professional & Technical Services$50,284
Mgt. of Companies, Enterprises$31,876
Administrative & Waste Services$25,064
Educational Services$29,796
Health Care & Social Assistance$41,964
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation$19,864
Accommodation & Food Services$15,600
Other Services Ex. Public Administration$23,972
Public Administration$36,088

Source: Access NC

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