Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,640
25th Percentile Wage
$35,200
50th Percentile Wage
$40,840
75th Percentile Wage
$47,430
90th Percentile Wage
$52,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.21
25th Percentile Wage
$16.92
50th Percentile Wage
$19.63
75th Percentile Wage
$22.80
90th Percentile Wage
$25.35

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.35. The median hourly salary is $19.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.21.

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
201640,8401.47%3.99%
201540,2401.86%-
201439,4900.25%-
201339,3900.46%-
201239,210--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Virginia ranges from $31,410 to $44,210. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $44,210. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Roanoke (mean annual salary $40,640). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$44,210
Roanoke
$40,640
Richmond
$39,900
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,630
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$39,370
Harrisonburg
$39,190
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$39,070
Lynchburg
$38,600
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$38,420
Danville
$38,040
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$36,390
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$34,270
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$31,410



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