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Highest Paying Cities for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

The top 100 highest paying cities for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $62,810, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. It is followed by Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $61,230). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$62,810
2,270
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$61,230
60
3 Salinas, California
$60,830
650
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$60,630
2,920
5 San Rafael, USA
$60,000
330
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$59,480
7,230
7 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$59,390
710
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,920
6,310
9 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,880
1,530
10 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$58,520
30
11 Peabody, Massachusetts
$58,400
540
12 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$58,330
50
13 Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, USA
$58,270
280
14 New Haven, Connecticut
$58,220
1,420
15 Yuba City, California
$58,040
220
16 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$58,010
4,630
17 Napa, California
$57,670
210
18 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$57,580
2,440
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,550
11,100
20 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$57,270
760
21 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$57,250
450
22 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$57,200
2,910
23 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$57,120
580
24 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$57,110
3,980
25 Worcester, Massachusetts
$57,100
1,690
26 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$57,010
1,860
27 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$56,660
620
28 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$56,550
3,190
29 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$56,490
430
30 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$56,190
300
31 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$56,110
1,010
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$56,100
3,910
33 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$56,040
530
34 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$55,900
310
35 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$55,900
820
36 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$55,890
280
37 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$55,890
180
38 Anchorage, Alaska
$55,850
300
39 Stockton, California
$55,840
1,240
40 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$55,840
5,280
41 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$55,800
1,620
42 Carson City, Nevada
$55,770
90
43 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$55,730
250
44 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$55,610
390
45 Fairbanks, Alaska
$55,540
100
46 Framingham, Massachusetts
$55,420
480
47 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$55,420
1,130
48 El Centro, California
$55,280
220
49 Danbury, Connecticut
$55,260
380
50 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$55,120
1,970
51 Flagstaff, Arizona
$55,100
30
52 Wilmington, New Jersey
$55,090
1,630
53 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$55,070
36,200
54 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$54,990
70
55 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$54,890
25,890
56 Chico, California
$54,850
400
57 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$54,680
5,710
58 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$54,470
4,560
59 Manchester, New Hampshire
$54,390
480
60 Tacoma, Washington
$54,350
1,470
61 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$54,340
15,610
62 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$54,190
5,620
63 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$54,090
5,600
64 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$53,890
2,560
65 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$53,880
980
66 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$53,790
9,340
67 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$53,740
370
68 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$53,720
5,690
69 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$53,670
390
70 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$53,640
70
71 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$53,630
6,200
72 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$53,630
180
73 Ocean City, New Jersey
$53,510
170
74 Camden, New Jersey
$53,430
2,650
75 Springfield, Massachusetts
$53,410
1,760
76 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$53,260
80
77 Albany, USA
$53,250
90
78 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$53,170
4,170
79 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$53,160
1,070
80 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$53,070
2,560
81 Waterbury, Connecticut
$53,020
400
82 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$53,020
420
83 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$52,950
70
84 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$52,850
5,810
85 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$52,830
170
86 Laredo, Texas
$52,800
410
87 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$52,800
20,440
88 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$52,730
170
89 Yuma, Arizona
$52,710
160
90 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$52,680
640
91 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$52,660
3,250
92 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$52,550
880
93 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$52,540
540
94 Boulder, Colorado
$52,500
270
95 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$52,480
12,060
96 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$52,380
290
97 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$52,360
220
98 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$52,300
180
99 Olympia, Washington
$52,230
270
100 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$52,090
2,700
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