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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,700
25th Percentile Wage
$34,510
50th Percentile Wage
$39,850
75th Percentile Wage
$46,200
90th Percentile Wage
$50,180

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 $50,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.76
25th Percentile Wage
$16.59
50th Percentile Wage
$19.16
75th Percentile Wage
$22.21
90th Percentile Wage
$24.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.12. The median hourly salary is $19.16. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.76.

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
201639,8501.51%1.68%
201539,2500.64%-
201439,0001.03%-
201338,600-1.50%-
201239,180--

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 $35,760 to $42,920. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in South Carolina is Columbia with a median annual salary of $42,920. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $42,750). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $35,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbia
$42,920
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$42,750
Sumter
$42,270
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$42,010
Augusta-Richmond County
$39,850
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$39,710
Spartanburg
$39,440
Florence
$38,720
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,830
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$37,380
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,000
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,140
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,980
Anderson
$35,760


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