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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,810
25th Percentile Wage
$42,260
50th Percentile Wage
$47,940
75th Percentile Wage
$55,380
90th Percentile Wage
$61,490

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 $61,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.70
25th Percentile Wage
$20.32
50th Percentile Wage
$23.05
75th Percentile Wage
$26.62
90th Percentile Wage
$29.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.56. The median hourly salary is $23.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.70.

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
201647,9402.92%7.28%
201546,5401.50%-
201445,8401.83%-
201345,0001.22%-
201244,450--

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 $51,370. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $51,370. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $51,230). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$51,370
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$51,230
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$47,740
Fort Collins-Loveland
$47,680
Pueblo
$46,900
Greeley
$46,870
Grand Junction
$45,840
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$44,720
Colorado Springs
$43,660
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$41,500
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$39,780


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