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 amongst North Carolina areas 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 Physical Therapist Assistants in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,710
25th Percentile Wage
$50,820
50th Percentile Wage
$58,940
75th Percentile Wage
$68,030
90th Percentile Wage
$77,130

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 $77,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical therapist assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,940
-0.19% 12.10%
2016
$59,050
-1.10% -
2015
$59,700
2.38% -
2014
$58,280
5.11% -
2013
$55,300
6.31% -
2012
$51,810
- -

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 $52,210 to $65,870. The highest paying area for physical therapist assistants in North Carolina is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $65,870. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Winston-Salem (mean annual salary $61,560). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $52,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rocky Mount
$65,870
Winston-Salem
$61,560
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,750
Wilmington
$60,500
Durham-Chapel Hill
$60,200
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,980
Greenville
$59,400
Raleigh-Cary
$58,460
Goldsboro
$58,240
Burlington
$57,550
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$56,860
Greensboro-High Point
$56,370
Asheville
$56,040
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,310
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,000
Fayetteville
$52,210




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