Project Management Jobs in North Carolina

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North Carolina Ranks:
10
in the US for Natural Sciences Managers median annual salary
12
in the US for Computer and Information Systems Managers median annual salary
19
in the US for Construction Managers median annual salary
23
in the US for Industrial Production Managers median annual salary
23
in the US for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers median annual salary
29
in the US for Architectural and Engineering Managers median annual salary

The Tar Heel State offers more jobs and better pay for project management than South Carolina. Durham-Chapel Hill leads the pack for computer and information systems managers, offering nearly $138,000 annually on average, or 114% of the U.S. median salary. Durham-Chapel Hill also sports salaries for natural sciences managers of $140,000 per year, and for transportation, storage, and distribution managers of over $98,000 annually. Wilmington and Raleigh-Cary are prime locales, with wages of $106,000 t0 $108,000 for industrial production managers. Construction managers receive above-average salaries in several areas, among them Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, Raleigh-Cary, Winston-Salem, Durham-Chapel Hill, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, and Burlington. North Carolina also enjoys a stellar academic reputation due to the Research Triangle, or “The Triangle,” an area with a high concentration of universities, research departments, and high-tech companies.

State-Level Statistics

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Computer and Information Systems Managers 10,780 $121,030 100%
Construction Managers 5,970 $84,230 102%
Industrial Production Managers 4,990 $89,570 100%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,500 $112,970 90%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,390 $82,070 100%
Natural Sciences Managers 2,040 $123,720 107%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Statistics

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Statistics for Architectural and Engineering Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,000 $116,390 93%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 930 $117,030 94%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 370 $115,720 93%
Winston-Salem, NC 180 $101,040 81%
Asheville, NC 120 $101,130 81%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 120 $112,700 90%
Fayetteville, NC 50 $106,100 85%
Greenville, NC 50 $96,120 77%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 0 $114,730 92%
Rocky Mount, NC 0 $101,960 82%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Computer and Information Systems Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 3,620 $126,530 105%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 2,400 $116,610 96%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,880 $137,980 114%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 730 $111,870 92%
Winston-Salem, NC 570 $116,220 96%
Burlington, NC 150 $110,080 91%
Asheville, NC 130 $87,200 72%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 130 $99,260 82%
Greenville, NC 100 $106,860 88%
Wilmington, NC 100 $103,880 86%
Fayetteville, NC 80 $93,860 78%
Rocky Mount, NC 60 $95,250 79%
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Statistics for Construction Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 1,720 $88,640 107%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,180 $88,690 107%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 $76,670 93%
Winston-Salem, NC 320 $89,140 108%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 280 $87,650 106%
Wilmington, NC 240 $88,040 106%
Fayetteville, NC 180 $86,880 105%
Asheville, NC 180 $67,180 81%
Goldsboro, NC 150 $77,310 93%
Rocky Mount, NC 120 $77,930 94%
Jacksonville, NC 110 $73,760 89%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 80 $96,010 116%
Greenville, NC 60 $77,130 93%
Burlington, NC 40 $82,390 100%
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Statistics for Industrial Production Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 810 $88,660 99%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 660 $87,720 98%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 370 $106,960 120%
Winston-Salem, NC 310 $87,160 98%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 270 $76,340 86%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 270 $115,090 129%
Rocky Mount, NC 190 $74,430 83%
Asheville, NC 190 $83,880 94%
Greenville, NC 150 $114,020 128%
Burlington, NC 110 $94,080 105%
Wilmington, NC 80 $108,630 122%
Fayetteville, NC 60 $92,460 104%
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Statistics for Natural Sciences Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,140 $139,730 121%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 390 $117,020 101%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 120 $116,790 101%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 90 $109,580 95%
Wilmington, NC 70 $109,260 94%
Greenville, NC 30 $88,440 76%
Asheville, NC 30 $87,160 75%
Salary below nat’l. avg.      Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 760 $84,180 103%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 310 $79,950 98%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 220 $83,790 102%
Winston-Salem, NC 130 $86,800 106%
Asheville, NC 80 $61,750 75%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 $98,430 120%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 70 $75,250 92%
Fayetteville, NC 70 $81,030 99%
Rocky Mount, NC 50 $71,540 87%
Greenville, NC 30 $75,680 92%
Wilmington, NC 30 $88,070 108%
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Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012