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Physician Assistant Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants among 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 Physician Assistants in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$76,600
25th Percentile Wage
$87,720
50th Percentile Wage
$99,240
75th Percentile Wage
$116,990
90th Percentile Wage
$131,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician 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 $131,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,240
0.57% 9.45%
2016
$98,670
3.18% -
2015
$95,530
2.24% -
2014
$93,390
2.96% -
2013
$90,630
0.85% -
2012
$89,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of North Carolina ranges from $88,620 to $116,930. The highest paying area for physician assistants in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $116,930. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $105,110). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$116,930
Asheville
$105,110
Greenville
$101,490
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$99,860
Winston-Salem
$99,730
Durham-Chapel Hill
$99,430
Raleigh-Cary
$99,400
Wilmington
$98,980
Burlington
$98,890
Greensboro-High Point
$98,810
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$98,290
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$97,990
Rocky Mount
$95,350
Goldsboro
$92,810
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$92,720
Jacksonville
$92,420
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,620




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