Salary for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Also known as:  Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, LP Nurse, LPN, LVN, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse

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These licensed medical professionals providing nursing care for patients in institutional or home-bound settings. They administer prescribed medication and intravenous therapy as directed by physicians, answer patient's calls, measure and record vital signs an changes in patient condition, assemble, sterilize, use and maintain specialized equipment, and prepare patients for medical exams and procedures. In addition to professional licensing, these nurses are expected to have some college training.

A Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse can receive salaries ranging between $35,570 and $65,520 based on level of experience. can get a compensation of fifty thousand and ninety dollars each year.

are paid at the highest level in Alaska, where they get salary pay of about $67,620. These professionals receive the best pay in Finance and Insurance, which has an average salary rate of $54,630.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.94 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$54,630
Public Administration
$52,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$50,970
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$50,970
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,970

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$44,650
Retail Trade
$45,850
Wholesale Trade
$47,330
Manufacturing
$47,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$49,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,930