Does an executor get paid? How much can an executor charge to probate an estate in North Carolina?

During the probate process, the executor will be reimbursed for legitimate out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the probate process and the management and administration of the deceased’s estate. 

In addition, unless otherwise provided for in the will, an executor is entitled to be paid a commission for his or her service of up to 5% as deemed reasonable by the probate court.