Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,840
25th Percentile Wage
$43,550
50th Percentile Wage
$50,040
75th Percentile Wage
$57,240
90th Percentile Wage
$61,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,840.

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
$50,040
4.20% 11.17%
2016
$47,940
2.92% -
2015
$46,540
1.50% -
2014
$45,840
1.83% -
2013
$45,000
1.22% -
2012
$44,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Colorado ranges from $39,780 to $53,890. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $53,890. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $52,500). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$53,890
Boulder
$52,500
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$51,580
Fort Collins-Loveland
$48,450
Greeley
$47,290
Pueblo
$47,260
Grand Junction
$46,660
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,900
Colorado Springs
$45,510
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$40,800
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$39,780




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