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Considering a career as a Surgeon in North Carolina?

15.2% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Surgeons in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Surgeons in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Surgeons in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Surgeons Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 810 Surgeons working in the state.

There were 1,110 Surgeons employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 400 Surgeons working in it, which means North Carolina has more Surgeons than average.


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Surgeons in this state are growing at a rate of 15.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 60 annual job openings, and a total of 1,590 jobs for North Carolina Surgeons in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 51,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Surgeons Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Surgeons ranged from $185,440 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $89.15 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $100 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina Metros for Surgeons

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Surgeons.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 220 $208,000
Raleigh, NC 140 $208,000
Asheville, NC 110 $208,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 $208,000
Greenville, NC 30 $208,000

Top States for Surgeons Employment

The table below shows the states where most Surgeons work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,090 $208,000
Ohio 2,020 $208,000
Massachusetts 1,990 $208,000
New York 1,710 $208,000
Florida 1,390 $208,000
Michigan 1,320 $208,000
New Jersey 1,310 $208,000
Illinois 1,290 $208,000
Missouri 1,240 $208,000
Minnesota 1,050 $208,000
Virginia 870 $208,000
North Carolina 810 $208,000
Colorado 730 $208,000
Indiana 730 $208,000
Washington 620 $208,000
Alabama 560 $208,000
Connecticut 520 $208,000
Maryland 520 $208,000
Wisconsin 490 $208,000
Utah 490 $208,000

Below are the states where Surgeons get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alabama $208,000
Alaska $208,000
Arizona $208,000
Arkansas $208,000
California $208,000
Colorado $208,000
Connecticut $208,000
Delaware $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Florida $208,000

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