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Nurse Practitioners Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for nurse practitioners in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nurse practitioners amongst North Carolina cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,550
25th Percentile Wage
$88,480
50th Percentile Wage
$99,510
75th Percentile Wage
$116,700
90th Percentile Wage
$131,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nurse practitioners from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,510
1.83% 11.12%
2016
$97,690
0.97% -
2015
$96,740
4.24% -
2014
$92,640
1.24% -
2013
$91,490
3.33% -
2012
$88,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in state of North Carolina ranges from $86,100 to $105,410. The highest paying area for nurse practitioners in North Carolina is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $105,410. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Wilmington (mean annual salary $103,850). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $86,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$105,410
Wilmington
$103,850
Jacksonville
$103,070
Burlington
$102,850
Durham-Chapel Hill
$102,460
Winston-Salem
$100,270
Raleigh-Cary
$100,210
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$100,000
Rocky Mount
$99,500
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$99,460
Fayetteville
$99,210
Greensboro-High Point
$97,920
Goldsboro
$97,610
Greenville
$96,630
Asheville
$96,050
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$92,280
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$86,100




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