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 helps healthcare professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 earns average salaries of around 32000 and 48000 based on experience and talent. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses can earn a salary of Forty One Thousand Six Hundred dollars yearly.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses make the greatest compensation in Connecticut, where they can get an average pay rate of close to about $52300. People in this career group have the highest pay levels in Accommodation and Food Services, where they can earn pay levels, on average, of $46030.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.37 percent nationwide in that time.
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $46,030
Accommodation and Food Services $44,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises $42,510
Finance and Insurance $42,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,010
Public Administration $42,000
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $35,000
Wholesale Trade $36,120
Manufacturing $37,720
Retail Trade $38,780
Other Services (except Public Administration) $40,090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $40,190