Lactation Consultant Salaries in North Carolina - NC

Average salaries for lactation consultants in North Carolina parallel those of the national average. Fluctuations in salary amounts depend on the location of the hospital or other health care facility at for which a consultant works, as well as educational background and previous experience. There are several hospitals and medical centers in the state of North Carolina which serve a large population, including Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Another Winston-Salem hospital, Forsyth Medical Center, specifically offers the services of a lactation consultant to new mothers, as well as breastfeeding classes taught by a board-certified lactation consultant. Rutherford Hospital, Inc., in Rutherford has a certified lactation consultant on staff that will help moms with breastfeeding questions and problems. These and other hospitals that offer lactation consulting services are good choices for potential employment opportunities.

A recent initiative in North Carolina promotes the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. Studies by the Center for Disease Control indicate that mothers in North Carolina are less inclined to breastfeed than in any other state in the nation. This fact indicates that lactation consultants are needed in order to spread awareness and help mothers feel comfortable and confident in breastfeeding their babies; therefore, they should be able to find stable employment in their chosen field.
The average lactation consultant salary in North Carolina is listed here by major city:

Charlotte:  $74,000
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill:  $82,000
Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point:  $68,000
Fayetteville:  $76,000
Cary:  $81,000
Wilmington:  $76,000

(Salary information provided by Indeed.com)

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