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Speech-Language Pathologists Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,060
25th Percentile Wage
$55,530
50th Percentile Wage
$70,320
75th Percentile Wage
$90,750
90th Percentile Wage
$106,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for speech-language pathologists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of speech-language pathologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,320
2.65% 9.83%
2016
$68,460
3.83% -
2015
$65,840
-1.58% -
2014
$66,880
-0.34% -
2013
$67,110
5.51% -
2012
$63,410
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Speech-Language Pathologists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of speech-language pathologists in state of North Carolina ranges from $53,630 to $81,840. The highest paying area for speech-language pathologists in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $81,840. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Asheville (mean annual salary $77,510). The lowest paying area is Goldsboro with a median annual salary of $53,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$81,840
Asheville
$77,510
Jacksonville
$76,570
Greenville
$73,160
Winston-Salem
$69,890
Wilmington
$68,690
Fayetteville
$67,420
Raleigh-Cary
$67,200
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$66,380
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$65,580
Greensboro-High Point
$65,500
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,980
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$62,770
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,520
Burlington
$57,510
Rocky Mount
$56,560
Goldsboro
$53,630




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