Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst North Carolina areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,670
25th Percentile Wage
$38,050
50th Percentile Wage
$43,610
75th Percentile Wage
$48,520
90th Percentile Wage
$52,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,610
1.99% 4.95%
2016
$42,740
1.36% -
2015
$42,160
0.66% -
2014
$41,880
0.84% -
2013
$41,530
0.19% -
2012
$41,450
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of North Carolina ranges from $39,390 to $46,670. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $46,670. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $45,150). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $39,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$46,670
Raleigh-Cary
$45,150
Fayetteville
$45,030
Burlington
$44,780
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$44,410
Greenville
$44,150
Winston-Salem
$44,040
Rocky Mount
$43,220
Goldsboro
$43,030
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$42,740
Asheville
$42,180
Greensboro-High Point
$42,080
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,800
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,780
Wilmington
$41,150
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,810
Jacksonville
$39,390




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