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Highest-Paying Careers
These are the occupations with the highest median wages as of May 2020 (the latest wage data available). You can view this list for any state by changing the location.
We found 160 occupations in North Carolina.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Bachelor's degree.
Rank Occupation 2020 Median wages Typical Education
Hourly Annual
2
Chief Executives
$100.00+
$208,000+
Bachelor's degree
15
Natural Sciences Managers
$71.17
$148,000
Bachelor's degree
16
Financial Managers
$67.31
$140,000
Bachelor's degree
17
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$66.83
$139,000
Bachelor's degree
18
Marketing Managers
$65.67
$136,600
Bachelor's degree
19
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$65.14
$135,500
Bachelor's degree
20
Sales Managers
$64.40
$134,000
Bachelor's degree
24
Actuaries
$60.13
$125,100
Bachelor's degree
26
Nuclear Engineers
$58.59
$121,900
Bachelor's degree
27
Training and Development Managers
$57.17
$118,900
Bachelor's degree