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Physical Therapists Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,410
25th Percentile Wage
$72,580
50th Percentile Wage
$85,260
75th Percentile Wage
$99,190
90th Percentile Wage
$115,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,260
4.94% 11.31%
2016
$81,050
0.30% -
2015
$80,810
1.21% -
2014
$79,830
1.48% -
2013
$78,650
3.85% -
2012
$75,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of North Carolina ranges from $78,150 to $90,080. The highest paying area for physical therapists in North Carolina is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $90,080. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $90,020). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $78,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rocky Mount
$90,080
Greensboro-High Point
$90,020
Winston-Salem
$89,160
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$87,940
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$86,080
Raleigh-Cary
$86,050
Asheville
$84,590
Burlington
$84,150
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$84,050
Greenville
$82,640
Fayetteville
$81,140
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$80,890
Durham-Chapel Hill
$80,390
Wilmington
$80,080
Goldsboro
$79,650
Jacksonville
$78,150




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