Physician Assistants in North Carolina
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in North Carolina is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in North Carolina?
5,010 people worked as Physician Assistants in 2018 in this state.
There were 4,510 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 500 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means North Carolina has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for North Carolina
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 37.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
North Carolina Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 450 annual Physician Assistants job openings in North Carolina, and 6,210 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physician Assistants Make in North Carolina?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $81,010 to $139,760 with $102,180 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.95 to $67.19. The median hourly rate was $49.13.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.71 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.42.
The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top North Carolina Metros for Physician Assistants
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physician Assistants.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Durham-Chapel Hill, NC||730||$102,070|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||680||$103,870|
|Greensboro-High Point, NC||240||$99,730|
|Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC||150||$104,330|
|Rocky Mount, NC||70||$104,540|
Top States for Physician Assistants Employment
View the list below to see where most Physician Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Physician Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$115,460|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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