The West Virginia Center for Nursing Releases 2015 Employment and Wage data for West Virginia Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Advanced Practice Nurses
The West Virginia Center for Nursing has released 2015 Employment and Wage data for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice nurses for West Virginia and surrounding states, and for urban and non-urban areas of West Virginia.
Each year, the United States Bureau for Labor Statistics releases data regarding specific workforce sectors. Along with data from state sources, the West Virginia Center for Nursing analyzes these data for strategic decision making.
The data shows 2015 total employment, mean hourly wages, and mean annual wages for West Virginia and the states that border West Virginia. The inclusion of data from surrounding states is critical as previous surveys have shown that nurses who live in West Virginia may commute to surrounding states for employment.
Compared to its surrounding states, West Virginia has the lowest mean hourly wage for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, with the gap being largest between West Virginia and Maryland, a gap of over $15,000 dollars annually for registered nurses, and over $7,000 annually for licensed practical nurses.
Additional data shows 2015 total employment, mean hourly wage, and mean annual wage for urban and non-urban areas of West Virginia for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice nurses.
To access the report click here: 2015-wv-nurse-employment-and-wage-data-snapshot