Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,740
25th Percentile Wage
$34,460
50th Percentile Wage
$40,410
75th Percentile Wage
$46,850
90th Percentile Wage
$50,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,740.

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
$40,410
1.39% 3.04%
2016
$39,850
1.51% -
2015
$39,250
0.64% -
2014
$39,000
1.03% -
2013
$38,600
-1.50% -
2012
$39,180
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of South Carolina ranges from $34,640 to $43,880. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $43,880. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $43,650). The lowest paying area is Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$43,880
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$43,650
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$42,830
Augusta-Richmond County
$40,910
Sumter
$40,780
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$40,050
Spartanburg
$39,280
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$39,070
Florence
$38,830
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$37,970
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,640
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,980
Anderson
$35,760
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,640




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