The economy of Brunswick County, NC employs 45,213 people. The economy of Brunswick County, NC is specialized in UtilitiesReal Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.51; 1.93; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Brunswick County, NC are Retail trade (6,881), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,448), and Construction (4,663), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,250), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,519), and Finance & Insurance ($40,169).

Median household income in Brunswick County, NC is $46,859. Males in Brunswick County, NC have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,181. The income inequality of Brunswick County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.