The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Florida cities 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,200|
|25th Percentile Wage||$37,420|
|50th Percentile Wage||$43,380|
|75th Percentile Wage||$48,790|
|90th Percentile Wage||$55,450|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,200.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Florida ranges from $36,700 to $46,140. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Florida is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach with a median annual salary of $46,140. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Naples-Marco Island (mean annual salary $45,840). The lowest paying area is Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin with a median annual salary of $36,700.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Palm Coast|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |