Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Alabama areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,180
25th Percentile Wage
$32,270
50th Percentile Wage
$36,890
75th Percentile Wage
$42,700
90th Percentile Wage
$48,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,890
1.92% 5.96%
2016
$36,180
0.47% -
2015
$36,010
1.50% -
2014
$35,470
0.85% -
2013
$35,170
1.36% -
2012
$34,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Alabama ranges from $31,610 to $40,160. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $40,160. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Montgomery (mean annual salary $39,220). The lowest paying area is Dothan with a median annual salary of $31,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$40,160
Montgomery
$39,220
Gadsden
$37,550
Huntsville
$37,480
Tuscaloosa
$36,610
Decatur
$36,500
Mobile
$36,150
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$36,090
Auburn-Opelika
$35,620
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$35,550
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$35,190
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$34,900
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$34,530
Anniston-Oxford
$33,930
Dothan
$31,610




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