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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 amongst North Carolina metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,250
25th Percentile Wage
$68,820
50th Percentile Wage
$81,050
75th Percentile Wage
$96,260
90th Percentile Wage
$109,980

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 $109,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.48
25th Percentile Wage
$33.09
50th Percentile Wage
$38.97
75th Percentile Wage
$46.28
90th Percentile Wage
$52.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $52.88. The median hourly salary is $38.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.48.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,0500.30%6.70%
201580,8101.21%-
201479,8301.48%-
201378,6503.85%-
201275,620--

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 $76,170 to $91,250. The highest paying area for physical therapists in North Carolina is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $91,250. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Rocky Mount (mean annual salary $85,850). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $76,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$91,250
Rocky Mount
$85,850
Goldsboro
$85,720
Greensboro-High Point
$85,470
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$85,180
Asheville
$84,450
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$84,430
Greenville
$82,460
Winston-Salem
$81,890
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,870
Burlington
$80,990
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$80,490
Durham-Chapel Hill
$78,130
Raleigh-Cary
$77,930
Jacksonville
$77,550
Wilmington
$76,430
Fayetteville
$76,170


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