Average Correctional Care Nurse Salary in North Carolina

Correctional care nurses in North Carolina earn an average of $71,200 per year (or $34.23 per hour).

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North Carolina correctional care nurses earn 10% lower than the national average salary for correctional care nurses, at $79,288 (or $38.12 per hour).

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Correctional care nurse salary range in North Carolina

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $95,360 $45
75th Percentile $78,670 $37
Median $72,220 $34
25th Percentile $60,550 $29

80% of North Carolina correctional care nurses earn between $51,420 and $95,360.

Cost-of-living adjusted correctional care nurse salary in North Carolina

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, North Carolina correctional care nurses earn about $77,559 per year. Cost-of-living in North Carolina is 8% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in North Carolina for correctional care nurses

Charlotte, NC $73,260 per year
Winston-Salem, NC $73,030 per year
Chapel Hill, NC $73,000 per year
Greensboro, NC $72,370 per year
Raleigh, NC $72,280 per year
Asheville, NC $70,050 per year

North Carolina nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where correctional care nurses are paid the highest is Charlotte, where the average correctional care nurses salary is $73,260 and 24,630 registered nurses are currently employed. The Winston-Salem area comes in second, with a $73,030 average correctional care nurse salary and 9,120 registered nurses employed.

Correctional care nurses salaries in other states

California $128,643 per year
Massachusetts $85,893 per year
New York $69,056 per year
Arizona $82,231 per year
Colorado $77,419 per year
Texas $71,839 per year
Virginia $76,680 per year
Pennsylvania $81,560 per year
Michigan $71,657 per year
Georgia $58,951 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in North Carolina?

Radiology Nurse $82,756 per year
Occupational Health Nurse $82,756 per year
Gastroenterology Nurse $82,756 per year
Renal Nurse $80,785 per year
Nurse Manager $80,785 per year
Research Nurse $78,815 per year
Urology Nurse $78,815 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $78,815 per year
Quality Assurance Nurse $77,406 per year
Case Management Nurse $76,845 per year

At a $71,200 average annual salary, correctional care nurses in North Carolina tend to earn less than radiology nurses ($82,756), occupational health nurses ($82,756), gastroenterology nurses ($82,756), renal nurses ($80,785), nurse managers ($80,785), research nurses ($78,815), urology nurses ($78,815), endoscopy nurses ($78,815), quality assurance nurses ($77,406), and case management nurses ($76,845).

More about correctional care nurses

Correctional nurses have several responsibilities. Conducting the initial prisoner assessment is their most important job function. They are tasked with evaluating the prisoner’s health before they are assigned to the general population.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health