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Veterinarians Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians amongst 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 Veterinarians in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,440
25th Percentile Wage
$71,560
50th Percentile Wage
$86,130
75th Percentile Wage
$114,630
90th Percentile Wage
$163,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,130
3.81% 2.62%
2016
$82,850
-1.07% -
2015
$83,740
-0.47% -
2014
$84,130
-1.25% -
2013
$85,180
1.54% -
2012
$83,870
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of North Carolina ranges from $67,750 to $117,250. The highest paying area for veterinarians in North Carolina is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $117,250. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $116,430). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$117,250
Durham-Chapel Hill
$116,430
Asheville
$101,840
Fayetteville
$96,680
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$96,420
Jacksonville
$96,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$91,640
Raleigh-Cary
$90,680
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$81,780
Wilmington
$80,880
Greensboro-High Point
$79,790
Winston-Salem
$78,860
Greenville
$74,130
Burlington
$74,110
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$67,750




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