Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,670
25th Percentile Wage
$18,490
50th Percentile Wage
$21,970
75th Percentile Wage
$26,330
90th Percentile Wage
$33,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $33,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,670.

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
$21,970
3.46% 12.06%
2016
$21,210
1.41% -
2015
$20,910
4.11% -
2014
$20,050
2.79% -
2013
$19,490
0.87% -
2012
$19,320
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $17,900 to $22,890. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Puerto Rico is Ponce with a median annual salary of $22,890. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $22,610). The lowest paying area is San German-Cabo Rojo with a median annual salary of $17,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ponce
$22,890
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$22,610
Guayama
$21,380
Yauco
$20,970
Fajardo
$20,320
Mayaguez
$19,240
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$18,160
San German-Cabo Rojo
$17,900




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