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 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 West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,870
25th Percentile Wage
$30,940
50th Percentile Wage
$35,530
75th Percentile Wage
$40,110
90th Percentile Wage
$47,400

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 $47,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.92
25th Percentile Wage
$14.87
50th Percentile Wage
$17.07
75th Percentile Wage
$19.28
90th Percentile Wage
$22.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.79. The median hourly salary is $17.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.92.

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
201635,5301.66%5.38%
201534,9401.29%-
201434,4902.26%-
201333,7100.27%-
201233,620--

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 $33,220 to $48,480. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $48,480. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Hagerstown-Martinsburg (mean annual salary $46,110). The lowest paying area is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$48,480
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$46,110
Cumberland
$41,350
Winchester
$38,870
Charleston
$36,240
Morgantown
$36,050
Steubenville-Weirton
$36,020
Huntington-Ashland
$35,850
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$35,770
Wheeling
$35,270
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$33,740
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$33,220


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