Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Arkansas metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,330
25th Percentile Wage
$32,220
50th Percentile Wage
$36,720
75th Percentile Wage
$41,870
90th Percentile Wage
$47,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.14
25th Percentile Wage
$15.49
50th Percentile Wage
$17.64
75th Percentile Wage
$20.13
90th Percentile Wage
$22.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.94. The median hourly salary is $17.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,7201.50%4.55%
201536,1700.77%-
201435,8901.00%-
201335,5301.35%-
201235,050--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Arkansas ranges from $33,060 to $39,200. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $39,200. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Hot Springs (mean annual salary $36,620). The lowest paying area is Pine Bluff with a median annual salary of $33,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$39,200
Hot Springs
$36,620
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$35,410
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$35,350
Jonesboro
$34,810
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$34,400
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,180
Pine Bluff
$33,060



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