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 metropolitan 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 Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,560
25th Percentile Wage
$18,160
50th Percentile Wage
$21,210
75th Percentile Wage
$25,000
90th Percentile Wage
$30,940

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 $30,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.96
25th Percentile Wage
$8.73
50th Percentile Wage
$10.19
75th Percentile Wage
$12.02
90th Percentile Wage
$14.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $14.88. The median hourly salary is $10.19. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.96.

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
201621,2101.41%8.91%
201520,9104.11%-
201420,0502.79%-
201319,4900.87%-
201219,320--

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 $18,830 to $22,680. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Puerto Rico is Ponce with a median annual salary of $22,680. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $21,810). The lowest paying area is Mayaguez with a median annual salary of $18,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ponce
$22,680
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$21,810
Guayama
$20,990
San German-Cabo Rojo
$20,350
Fajardo
$20,320
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$19,730
Mayaguez
$18,830



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