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Licensed Practical Nurse Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$46,000
$35,000
$46,000
$61,000
Did you know that the average licensed practical nurse makes $46,525 per year? That's valued at $22.37 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $35,000 and $61,000, meaning licensed practical nurses have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most licensed practical nurses find a job with health care and non profits companies, while others work for health care, professional, and non profits companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts are the top states in the U.S. to pay licensed practical nurses the highest salaries.
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Map of Licensed Practical Nurse Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Licensed Practical Nurses earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for licensed practical nurses. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Idaho, Nebraska, and North Dakota.

City
Average Salary
Richmond, CA
Richmond, CA
$50,472
$50k
Rochester, NH
Rochester, NH
$47,005
$47k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$46,562
$47k

High Paying Licensed Practical Nurse Jobs

Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like trustaff and Monroe County Water Authority as they offer the highest salaries for licensed practical nurses.

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Licensed Practical Nurse Salary History

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    Licensed Practical Nurse Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a licensed practical nurse can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
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    Knoxville, TN
    10/31/2020
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    10/31/2020
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    Gaithersburg, MD
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    $62,610
    $62,610
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    Mattoon, IL
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    10/31/2020
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    $34,540
    $34,540
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Licensed Practical Nurse-LPN-Skilled Nursing Facility
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    Fort Collins, CO
    Fort Collins, CO
    10/31/2020
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    $25,044
    $25,044
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    Western State Hospital
    Western State Hospital
    Licensed Practical Nurse
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    Staunton, VA
    Staunton, VA
    10/31/2020
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    $38,431
    $38,431
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Licensed Practical Nurse-LPN-Skilled Nursing Facility
    Licensed Practical Nurse-LPN-Skilled Nursing Facility
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    Albert Lea, MN
    Albert Lea, MN
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $19,357
    $19,357
    10/31/2020
    Careerstaff Unlimited
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    Licensed Practical Nurse-LPN-Skilled Nursing Facility
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    Charleston, WV
    Charleston, WV
    10/31/2020
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    $22,540
    $22,540
    10/31/2020
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    Richmond-Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    Petersburg, VA
    Petersburg, VA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $62,610
    $62,610
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