North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Salary

The 2011 National NP Compensation Survey conducted by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners shows NPs in the southeastern United States, including North Carolina, earning an average base salary of $87,653 and an average total income of $96,916 when benefits and bonuses were factored in. Advance for NPs & PAs, a peer reviewed industry journal, conducts an annual salary survey as well. Their 2011 results showed nurse practitioners in Winston-Salem earning an average of $87,175. NPs in Charlotte reported some of the highest incomes in North Carolina, earning $89,753 on average each year.

Registered Nurse Salary

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Asheville NC
5430
60870
Burlington NC
1150
57980
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC
17940
60760
Durham NC
11070
63030
Fayetteville NC
2420
62910
Goldsboro NC
1310
60030
Greensboro-High Point NC
7100
60450
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton NC
2970
58130
Jacksonville NC
700
62210
Raleigh-Cary NC
9040
61600
Rocky Mount NC
1100
57220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
12570
62280
Wilmington NC
2810
59040
Winston-Salem NC
8120
60220
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
3370
55850
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
5820
58550
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
4870
59210
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
3560
55760

 

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners Salary

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC
Estimate Not Released
66750
Durham-Chapel Hill NC
1120
68520
Raleigh-Cary NC
Estimate Not Released
70390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
90
68910

 

Nursing Instructors and Teachers Salary

Area name
Employment
Annual median wage
Asheville NC
110
58540
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC
300
57160
Durham NC
210
69560
Greensboro-High Point NC
190
62350
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton NC
100
57640
Raleigh-Cary NC
140
62860
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
420
59290
Wilmington NC
80
65470
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
80
59250
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
210
58900
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
130
57720
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
170
55550

 

Nurse Administrator Salary
(Includes Nurse Managers, Directors, and Chief Nursing Officers)

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Asheville NC
410
90580
Burlington NC
100
119970
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC
1360
98250
Durham-Chapel Hill NC
820
109130
Fayetteville NC
280
91160
Goldsboro NC
90
85930
Greensboro-High Point NC
600
95540
Greenville NC
220
95290
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton NC
200
89530
Jacksonville NC
60
79960
Raleigh-Cary NC
810
96120
Rocky Mount NC
100
102550
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
1210
88760
Wilmington NC
250
93330
Winston-Salem NC
450
94330
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
300
82440
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
590
89750
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
360
90130
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
380
76860

These tables provide salary and employment information compiled by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2011. The data contained herein does not include self-employed nurses in independent practice.

When responding to the salary survey, some advanced practice registered nurses identified themselves as RNs while others identified themselves as health diagnosing and treating practitioners. When available, both sets of data were included for comparative purposes.

* These figures represent earnings that are at or above $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish earnings beyond $90.00 hourly or $187,199 yearly.

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