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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,060
25th Percentile Wage
$69,080
50th Percentile Wage
$82,850
75th Percentile Wage
$116,180
90th Percentile Wage
$168,080

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 $168,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.03
25th Percentile Wage
$33.21
50th Percentile Wage
$39.83
75th Percentile Wage
$55.86
90th Percentile Wage
$80.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinarians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $80.81. The median hourly salary is $39.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.03.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,850-1.07%-1.23%
201583,740-0.47%-
201484,130-1.25%-
201385,1801.54%-
201283,870--

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 $47,410 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 Asheville (mean annual salary $113,160). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$117,250
Asheville
$113,160
Durham-Chapel Hill
$113,010
Fayetteville
$99,610
Raleigh-Cary
$90,240
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$86,790
Wilmington
$80,050
Winston-Salem
$77,840
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$77,070
Greensboro-High Point
$75,790
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$69,110
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,410



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