Patient Care Representative Salary in North Carolina
Training and Qualifications
- While an associate degree is an acceptable educational qualification, O*NET shows that most patient care representatives possess a bachelor’s degree. Prior customer service experience and good communication skills are essential for success as a patient care representative. This is because of job duties that can involve explaining insurance or procedures to patients and their family members.
- Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an average salary of $32,780 for this occupation as of 2010. For representatives paid hourly, the hourly national average is $15.76. In examining wages by state, the highest wages are found in the District of Columbia, with an average salary of $39,800.
Average in North Carolina
- In North Carolina, patient care representatives earn a slightly lower salary on average than the state BLS national average. Workers make an average of $31,760 in this occupation in North Carolina. Hourly, the average in the state is $15.27.
North Carolina Metropolitan Areas
- Two metropolitan areas in North Carolina offer the highest concentration of jobs for qualified applicants. Salaries vary quite a bit between these two metro areas. The lowest paying is Rocky Mount, where the average salary is just $25,930. At the time of the BLS report, employment in this metro area is at 1,670. In the Greensboro-High Point metro area, wages are closer to the state average at $31,460 per year. Employment levels in this metro area are also considerably higher at 10,380.