New polling National Women’s Law Center conducted with Morning Consult in January 2024 shows that people in North Carolina want employers to provide pay ranges for positions to job seekers and/or employees—also known as pay range transparency. Among adult respondents in North Carolina:

  • Over two-thirds (68%) support implementing pay range transparency practices at their own workplace.
  • Nearly three in five (59%) prefer job postings with a pay range when applying for a job.

North Carolina employers can also benefit from displaying pay ranges. Our polling shows that pay range transparency increases job applicants’ interest in applying for a job, improves their perceptions of the employer’s brand, and ultimately increases job applications.

Pay transparency has been on the rise nationally, but still, too few employers are sharing pay ranges in job postings.

  • Nearly two-thirds (65%) of adult respondents in North Carolina have never worked for an employer who shares pay ranges associated with job postings for open roles.


Now is the time for policymakers to ensure that all job seekers and businesses in North Carolina benefit from pay range transparency.

Read the full factsheet.

Also check out our national and other state-specific polling results.