Licensed Practical Nurse Salary

LPN-salary-chart.jpgLicensed practical nurses care for ill or injured persons in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, group homes, private homes, and etc. Usually supervised by registered nurses.

Salary Range

The average salary of an LPN is $42,400 annually. The bottom 10% earns at most $30,970 while the top 10% earns at least $57,360. The median salary is $42,400.

The top industries for employment are nursing care facilities (213,180 employed at $43,570 on average annually); general medical and surgical hospitals (124,400 employed, $41,330 average); and offices of physicians (90,160 employed, $38,980). The top paying industry is junior colleges, which pays $49,320 on average, though with only 40 employed.

The top three paying states for LPNs are Connecticut ($53,560 average), Nevada ($52,850), and Alaska ($52,480).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of LPNs is expected to increase by 25% between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster than average.

Licensed Practical Nurse Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $25,960 $35,170 $45,380 $35,180
Alaska $40,560 $53,580 $69,580 $54,010
Arizona $39,310 $50,310 $61,910 $50,770
Arkansas $26,960 $35,530 $45,630 $35,810
California $36,430 $51,620 $69,840 $51,800
Colorado $34,300 $45,000 $58,010 $45,370
Connecticut $42,580 $54,770 $68,990 $54,690
Delaware $35,580 $47,630 $60,050 $47,770
Florida $31,760 $41,040 $53,040 $41,300
Georgia $27,280 $36,830 $47,250 $37,330
Hawaii $35,230 $44,750 $57,260 $45,290
Idaho $31,530 $38,330 $47,620 $39,050
Illinois $30,860 $43,430 $58,270 $43,880
Indiana $32,000 $39,900 $48,230 $40,070
Iowa $30,440 $37,620 $47,350 $38,220
Kansas $31,270 $37,810 $47,470 $38,580
Kentucky $29,320 $37,080 $47,620 $37,880
Louisiana $28,580 $37,250 $47,360 $37,820
Maine $32,480 $41,230 $48,410 $40,810
Maryland $38,220 $50,550 $66,760 $50,880
Massachusetts $41,210 $53,140 $66,770 $53,020
Michigan $31,940 $42,930 $57,020 $43,270
Minnesota $32,220 $41,070 $52,740 $41,420
Mississippi $26,870 $35,150 $46,490 $35,910
Missouri $27,830 $37,190 $47,660 $37,800
Montana $30,100 $37,530 $47,240 $38,180
Nebraska $31,070 $37,520 $47,050 $38,250
Nevada $40,020 $51,970 $72,200 $53,490
New Hampshire $36,470 $46,580 $58,790 $46,930
New Jersey $40,860 $52,810 $62,070 $52,080
New Mexico $31,900 $44,830 $58,940 $44,970
New York $31,990 $44,460 $59,670 $45,030
North Carolina $32,080 $41,530 $52,760 $41,570
North Dakota $30,690 $39,040 $47,350 $38,930
Ohio $31,870 $40,120 $50,940 $40,550
Oklahoma $27,420 $36,910 $48,270 $37,860
Oregon $38,320 $48,100 $59,220 $48,150
Pennsylvania $31,830 $42,530 $56,750 $42,880
Rhode Island $37,790 $53,060 $66,120 $51,770
South Carolina $28,090 $38,600 $48,690 $38,680
South Dakota $26,710 $34,550 $44,090 $34,680
Tennessee $27,370 $35,820 $46,190 $36,260
Texas $32,070 $42,930 $58,540 $43,730
Utah $28,890 $40,330 $55,940 $40,900
Vermont $33,510 $43,140 $56,100 $43,630
Virginia $30,200 $39,390 $52,590 $40,020
Washington $36,320 $47,100 $60,430 $48,060
West Virginia $25,890 $33,710 $44,410 $34,260
Wisconsin $32,690 $42,140 $54,000 $42,420
Wyoming $32,910 $42,570 $54,830 $42,660