Physical Therapist Assistant Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapist assistants in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapist assistants among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,680
25th Percentile Wage
$50,360
50th Percentile Wage
$59,050
75th Percentile Wage
$69,130
90th Percentile Wage
$77,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapist assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.52
25th Percentile Wage
$24.21
50th Percentile Wage
$28.39
75th Percentile Wage
$33.24
90th Percentile Wage
$37.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapist assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.24. The median hourly salary is $28.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.52.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,050-1.10%12.26%
201559,7002.38%-
201458,2805.11%-
201355,3006.31%-
201251,810--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapist Assistants in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapist assistants in state of North Carolina ranges from $53,710 to $68,280. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in North Carolina is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,280. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Rocky Mount (mean annual salary $65,870). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$68,280
Rocky Mount
$65,870
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,970
Durham-Chapel Hill
$60,570
Greenville
$59,530
Raleigh-Cary
$59,390
Wilmington
$59,030
Goldsboro
$58,610
Asheville
$57,770
Burlington
$57,550
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$57,430
Winston-Salem
$57,230
Fayetteville
$55,340
Greensboro-High Point
$54,070
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,810
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,710



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