Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Georgia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,360
25th Percentile Wage
$34,370
50th Percentile Wage
$40,330
75th Percentile Wage
$47,170
90th Percentile Wage
$52,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,360.

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
$40,330
1.71% 9.52%
2016
$39,640
3.61% -
2015
$38,210
1.54% -
2014
$37,620
2.10% -
2013
$36,830
0.92% -
2012
$36,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Georgia ranges from $33,950 to $44,210. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Georgia is Athens-Clarke County with a median annual salary of $44,210. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $43,460). The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Athens-Clarke County
$44,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$43,460
Gainesville
$42,470
Warner Robins
$41,880
Savannah
$41,740
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$41,480
Macon
$41,130
Brunswick
$39,190
Columbus
$39,060
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$38,430
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$37,950
Rome
$37,320
Dalton
$36,970
Valdosta
$36,470
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,720
Albany
$35,720
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$33,950




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