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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 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 Physician Assistants in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$76,020
25th Percentile Wage
$87,010
50th Percentile Wage
$98,670
75th Percentile Wage
$116,060
90th Percentile Wage
$129,630

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 $129,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36.54
25th Percentile Wage
$41.83
50th Percentile Wage
$47.44
75th Percentile Wage
$55.80
90th Percentile Wage
$62.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.32. The median hourly salary is $47.44. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.54.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201698,6703.18%8.93%
201595,5302.24%-
201493,3902.96%-
201390,6300.85%-
201289,860--

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 $80,640 to $114,840. The highest paying area for physician assistants in North Carolina is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $114,840. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $105,350). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville
$114,840
Asheville
$105,350
Greensboro-High Point
$99,870
Raleigh-Cary
$99,740
Wilmington
$99,340
Greenville
$99,050
Winston-Salem
$98,930
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$97,500
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$97,200
Goldsboro
$96,810
Durham-Chapel Hill
$96,610
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$96,590
Burlington
$96,380
Rocky Mount
$89,200
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$88,900
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$80,640


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