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 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,750
25th Percentile Wage
$34,260
50th Percentile Wage
$39,640
75th Percentile Wage
$46,580
90th Percentile Wage
$51,380

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 $51,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.30
25th Percentile Wage
$16.47
50th Percentile Wage
$19.05
75th Percentile Wage
$22.40
90th Percentile Wage
$24.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.70. The median hourly salary is $19.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.30.

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
201639,6403.61%7.95%
201538,2101.54%-
201437,6202.10%-
201336,8300.92%-
201236,490--

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 $33,690 to $43,500. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $43,500. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Athens-Clarke County (mean annual salary $42,720). The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$43,500
Athens-Clarke County
$42,720
Gainesville
$40,970
Warner Robins
$40,220
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$39,670
Savannah
$39,630
Macon
$39,330
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$38,680
Columbus
$37,870
Valdosta
$37,460
Brunswick
$37,410
Rome
$36,960
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$36,840
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,930
Dalton
$35,750
Albany
$34,760
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$33,690


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