Wages & Income

Comparative Wage & Income Demographics

 Carteret CountyNorth CarolinaUnited States
$35,946$45,280$49,360
Per Capita Income*$29,348$26,779$29,829
Average Household Income*$48,256$450,599$55,322
Average Weekly Wages**$691$870$954

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Fact Finder

2017 Wages by Occupation

OccupationsEmploymentEntryAverageExperienced
Architecture & Engineering150$17.37$30.34$36.82
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media100$13.39$17.82$20.03
Building, Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 820$8.36$10.66$11.82
Community & Social Services250$16.74$28.02$33.66
Computer & Mathematical180$18.91$29.32$34.53
Construction & Extraction930$12.30$17.75$20.47
Education, Training, & Library1,980$14.72$19.90$22.49
Food Preparation & Serving related2,670$8.34$10.34$11.34
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical1,510$13.61$30.86$39.48
Healthcare Support780$8.81$11.75$13.22
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair1,100$12.33$17.96$20.78
Business & Financial Operations440$17.27$30.03$36.41
Life, Physical & Social Science250$18.70$33.30$40.60
Management Occupations810$23.34$42.63$52.28
Office & Administrative Support4,260$9.47$14.66$17.25
Personal Care Service810$8.30$12.63$14.79
Production970$8.82$13.82$16.32
Protective Service990$11.60$16.56$19.05
Sales & Related3,860$8.32$14.37$17.39
Transportation & Material Moving1,350$8.62$13.05$15.26
Legal$21.96$26.93$29.42

Source: AccessNC

2017 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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