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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in North Carolina

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5.0% Jobs Projection
$44,830 Median Salary
1,390 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Work in North Carolina?

18,200 people worked as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in 2018 in this state.

There were 17,810 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 390 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 8,510 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses working in it, which means North Carolina has more Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses than average.

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Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.3%.

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North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,390 annual job openings, and 19,020 total jobs in 2026 for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 62,700 annual jobs and 813,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranged from $34,600 to $55,620 with $44,830 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.63 to $26.74. The median hourly rate was $21.55.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.97 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.58.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top North Carolina Metros for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 4,770 $41,600
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,580 $45,270
Winston-Salem, NC 1,770 $44,770
Raleigh, NC 1,720 $45,480
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1,520 $42,550
Fayetteville, NC 1,390 $46,140
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 950 $47,250
Asheville, NC 900 $44,370
Greenville, NC 840 $45,360
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 700 $37,630
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 610 $45,840
Wilmington, NC 530 $44,680
Rocky Mount, NC 240 $46,310
Goldsboro, NC 200 $44,010
New Bern, NC 200 $40,850
Jacksonville, NC 150 $41,360

Top States for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Employment

View the list below to see where most Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 72,030 $46,420
California 64,000 $55,770
Florida 47,540 $44,210
New York 46,500 $48,620
Ohio 40,590 $43,270
Pennsylvania 38,370 $47,580
Tennessee 24,410 $39,530
Georgia 24,290 $41,890
Virginia 21,060 $43,380
Illinois 20,340 $50,420
Louisiana 19,450 $38,810
North Carolina 18,200 $44,830
New Jersey 17,490 $56,750
Minnesota 16,550 $46,890
Massachusetts 16,220 $57,450
Indiana 15,480 $44,640
Missouri 15,210 $42,540
Michigan 14,840 $48,500
Alabama 12,190 $38,010
Arkansas 12,060 $39,130

Below are the states where Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Rhode Island $58,960
Alaska $58,180
Massachusetts $57,450
Connecticut $57,060
New Jersey $56,750
Nevada $56,360
California $55,770
Washington $55,650
Maryland $54,020
Arizona $53,980

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