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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 $62,870, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. It is followed by Peabody, Massachusetts (average annual salary $59,340). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$62,870
2,330
2 Peabody, Massachusetts
$59,340
630
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$59,220
2,180
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$58,640
7,380
5 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$57,980
50
6 Salinas, California
$57,900
730
7 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,770
5,790
8 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$57,250
410
9 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$57,120
580
10 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$57,110
60
11 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$57,010
1,840
12 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$56,880
330
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$56,870
10,320
14 New Haven, Connecticut
$56,760
1,330
15 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$56,720
2,650
16 Carson City, Nevada
$56,660
80
17 Laredo, Texas
$56,570
460
18 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$56,570
4,700
19 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$56,570
2,760
20 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$56,210
450
21 Napa, California
$55,990
160
22 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$55,930
4,010
23 Danbury, Connecticut
$55,670
340
24 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$55,660
840
25 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$55,630
250
26 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$55,610
860
27 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$55,600
310
28 El Centro, California
$55,600
170
29 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$55,600
260
30 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$55,600
190
31 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$55,560
60
32 Worcester, Massachusetts
$55,430
1,850
33 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$55,410
550
34 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$55,360
720
35 Framingham, Massachusetts
$55,340
450
36 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$54,990
1,050
37 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$54,940
1,210
38 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$54,840
190
39 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$54,710
1,030
40 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$54,620
2,260
41 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$54,580
5,550
42 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$54,520
35,870
43 Wilmington, New Jersey
$54,520
1,450
44 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$54,380
5,180
45 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$54,380
1,570
46 Waterbury, Connecticut
$53,980
490
47 Stockton, California
$53,970
1,120
48 Fairbanks, Alaska
$53,910
100
49 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$53,890
970
50 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$53,350
340
51 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$53,230
1,990
52 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$53,170
4,170
53 Medford, Oregon
$53,150
150
54 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$53,030
280
55 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$52,960
3,740
56 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$52,950
4,150
57 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$52,860
15,610
58 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$52,800
20,440
59 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$52,750
9,940
60 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$52,730
170
61 Yuma, Arizona
$52,660
160
62 Manchester, New Hampshire
$52,630
530
63 Merced, California
$52,480
190
64 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$52,480
60
65 Ocean City, New Jersey
$52,430
200
66 Farmington, New Mexico
$52,420
110
67 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$52,260
50
68 Camden, New Jersey
$52,190
2,740
69 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$52,090
2,700
70 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$51,960
5,700
71 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$51,860
870
72 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$51,750
170
73 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$51,730
490
74 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$51,680
790
75 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$51,670
6,560
76 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$51,640
470
77 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$51,570
5,610
78 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$51,450
90
79 Boulder, Colorado
$51,370
310
80 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$51,340
12,790
81 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$51,280
80
82 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$51,230
2,250
83 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$51,220
2,370
84 Chico, California
$51,060
450
85 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$51,020
430
86 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$50,930
340
87 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$50,910
140
88 Springfield, Massachusetts
$50,820
1,780
89 Anchorage, Alaska
$50,790
290
90 Tacoma, Washington
$50,400
1,480
91 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$50,370
1,610
92 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$50,340
350
93 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$50,310
330
94 Yuba City, California
$50,190
250
95 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$50,180
160
96 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$50,160
620
97 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$50,140
100
98 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$50,090
20,870
99 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$49,870
27,170
100 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$49,670
10,030
See also: Highest paying industries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.