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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,260
25th Percentile Wage
$37,290
50th Percentile Wage
$42,740
75th Percentile Wage
$47,820
90th Percentile Wage
$51,460

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 $51,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.99
25th Percentile Wage
$17.93
50th Percentile Wage
$20.55
75th Percentile Wage
$22.99
90th Percentile Wage
$24.74

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.74. The median hourly salary is $20.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,7401.36%3.02%
201542,1600.66%-
201441,8800.84%-
201341,5300.19%-
201241,450--

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 $37,290 to $46,210. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $46,210. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Burlington (mean annual salary $45,620). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $37,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$46,210
Burlington
$45,620
Raleigh-Cary
$44,500
Winston-Salem
$43,930
Fayetteville
$43,680
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$43,480
Greensboro-High Point
$42,550
Greenville
$42,530
Rocky Mount
$42,330
Asheville
$42,010
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,810
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,620
Wilmington
$41,150
Goldsboro
$40,300
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,400
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,910
Jacksonville
$37,290



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