Salary Data for Wake Tech Programs

The wages or salary of a position should be a consideration as you explore possible careers and programs of study at Wake Tech.

As part of its Reach and Rally Strategic Plan, Wake Tech set a goal to increase the percentage of its students who find sustainable employment at which they earn a living wage after completing a credential. The living wage for Wake County is $15.92 per hour – just over $33,100 annually – as calculated by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Brookings Institution.

The charts on the pages linked to the buttons below reflect annual salaries for dozens of careers that align with Wake Tech programs. Burning Glass, an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm, and, a partnership of state-level experts who study economic trends, use various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to project salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers.

Other resources are available to help you research which programs in higher education lead to living-wage jobs in and near Wake County:

Need further assistance in making an informed decision about a major or program of study? Book an appointment with a Career Coach at Wake Tech to explore your options.