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With the retirement of Bladen County Manager Greg Martin,the county is in a search pattern for a new county manager.

As of Apr 17, 2024, the average annual pay for a County Manager in North Carolina is $81,356 a year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $39.11 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,564/week or $6,779/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing salaries as high as $154,264 and as low as $30,930, the majority of County Manager salaries currently range between $69,592 (25th percentile) to $100,909 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $142,278 annually in North Carolina.

The average pay range for a County Manager varies greatly (as much as $31,317), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.
Based on recent job posting activity on ZipRecruiter, the County Manager job market in North Carolina is not very active as few companies are currently hiring.

North Carolina ranks number 50 out of 50 states nationwide for County Manager salaries.
To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for County Manager jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

ADDENDUM: The County Salaries in North Carolina report, compiled by the UNC School of Government, provides valuable insights into county salaries across the state. Here are some key points from the 2022 data concerning County Manager salaries.

The hiring range for county managers in North Carolina is $140,000 to $160,000. Starting salaries are competitive and negotiable based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Comprehensive benefits packages, including health, dental, and life insurance, as well as accrued and vacation leave, are typically offered.

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