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Medical Assistant Salaries in North Carolina

Medical assistants serve as liaisons between physicians and their patients. They greet patients, record medical histories, draw blood for lab tests, organize and update medical files and handle billing and insurance claims.

The overwhelming majority of medical assistants in North Carolina work in the offices of physicians although some are employed in hospitals and ambulatory care services.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports show that there are 13,890 medical assistants in North Carolina (2013) who earn an annual mean salary of $29,300 and an hourly mean wage of $14.10. The top 10% earn an annual mean salary of $37,650.

Keep in mind that the mean salaries consider both certified and non-certified medical assistants. A brief review of “Help Wanted” ads for certified medical assistants revealed the following annual salaries in North Carolina’s three largest cities:

  • Charlotte:  $55,000
  • Raleigh:  $49,000
  • Greensboro:  $46,000

The table below provides 2013 US Department of Labor salary information for medical assistants in North Carolina:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Asheville NC
1090
29720
Burlington NC
160
28320
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC
2470
29580
Durham-Chapel Hill NC
1070
31440
Fayetteville NC
400
25840
Goldsboro NC
150
24810
Greensboro-High Point NC
1210
30180
Greenville NC
350
28090
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton NC
590
28420
Jacksonville NC
160
27880
Raleigh-Cary NC
1780
29630
Rocky Mount NC
80
27840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
2860
28430
Wilmington NC
770
31130
Winston-Salem NC
870
30810

All salary data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.