The 2019 Average Annual Wage for Wilkes County is now $35,331, up from $34,599 in 2018. This wage number is used as a benchmark when applying for State funding. Click here for a complete listing of average annual wages for all counties in NC.
North Carolina’s personal income tax rate of 5.5% dropped to 5.25% in 2019. The state’s 3% corpo-rate tax dropped to 2.5%. Families filing jointly and earning up to $20,000 will owe nothing to the state. The zero tax bracket has been $17,500. Individuals will pay no state income tax for 2019 if they earn up to $10,000, compared to $8,750 in 2018. See the article in the Winston-Salem Journal.