Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,000
25th Percentile Wage
$30,870
50th Percentile Wage
$35,470
75th Percentile Wage
$40,090
90th Percentile Wage
$47,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,000.

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
$35,470
-0.17% 5.22%
2016
$35,530
1.66% -
2015
$34,940
1.29% -
2014
$34,490
2.26% -
2013
$33,710
0.27% -
2012
$33,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of West Virginia ranges from $31,910 to $48,290. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $48,290. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Hagerstown-Martinsburg (mean annual salary $45,910). The lowest paying area is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$48,290
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$45,910
Cumberland
$41,790
Winchester
$38,910
Morgantown
$37,590
Charleston
$36,960
Huntington-Ashland
$36,290
Steubenville-Weirton
$36,020
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$35,450
Wheeling
$35,330
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$34,730
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$31,910




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