I'm wanting to move to Wilmington, NC from working in D.C./Virginia. At the time I plan to move I'll have 1 year experience as a commercial service tech apprentice making at least $17/hr.

My questions are what can I expect to make doing either commercial or residential in Wilmington with 1 year experience and also how difficult do you think it would be getting a job there in the summer. I won't move if I won't be making enough to live(with parents at the moment).

I did use a cost of living index calculator but don't want to fully rely on that. Thanks for your help.