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Highest Paying Industries for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

The top 100 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $51,360, junior colleges - local government owned is the highest paying industry for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. It is followed by insurance carriers industry (average annual salary $50,320). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$51,360
40
2 Insurance Carriers
$50,320
1,190
3 Finance and Insurance
$50,280
1,450
4 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$50,260
1,450
5 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$49,980
50
6 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$49,880
260
7 Other Insurance Related Activities
$49,710
250
8 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$47,090
n/a
9 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$46,940
830
10 Temporary Help Services
$45,340
24,050
11 Employment Services
$45,340
29,900
12 Religious Organizations
$45,320
490
13 Accommodation
$45,310
30
14 Accommodation and Food Services
$45,310
30
15 Administrative and Support Services
$45,210
31,640
16 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,210
31,640
17 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$45,200
60
18 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$44,680
7,690
19 Federal government, including USPS
$44,650
17,730
20 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$44,650
17,730
21 Office Administrative Services
$44,480
n/a
22 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,440
8,220
23 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$44,420
700
24 Scientific Research and Development Services
$44,350
260
25 Consumer Goods Rental
$44,350
190
26 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$44,170
50
27 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,040
790
28 Information
$43,970
50
29 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$43,800
46,400
30 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$43,790
212,760
31 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$43,790
290
32 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$43,700
271,860
33 Rental and Leasing Services
$43,700
200
34 Home Health Care Services
$43,670
78,810
35 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$43,590
2,240
36 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,580
870
37 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,480
46,710
38 Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,480
46,710
39 Outpatient Care Centers
$43,370
20,200
40 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,240
300
41 Personal Care Services
$43,010
n/a
42 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,960
14,920
43 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$42,950
250
44 Repair and Maintenance
$42,760
40
45 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$42,760
30
46 Facilities Support Services
$42,580
960
47 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$42,470
4,270
48 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,390
596,750
49 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$42,340
1,200
50 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,290
1,300
51 Other Residential Care Facilities
$42,160
1,380
52 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$42,140
90
53 Hospitals - Privately owned
$41,950
91,610
54 State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,920
25,310
55 Social Advocacy Organizations
$41,900
120
56 Personal and Laundry Services
$41,900
n/a
57 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,860
14,060
58 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$41,730
11,320
59 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$41,710
79,570
60 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,560
1,400
61 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,560
1,410
62 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$41,400
118,650
63 Hospitals - State government owned
$41,380
7,170
64 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$41,370
4,340
65 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,340
87,220
66 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$41,240
310
67 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$41,220
7,050
68 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$41,170
101,580
69 Individual and Family Services
$41,140
8,080
70 Educational Support Services
$41,090
70
71 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$41,040
8,850
72 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$40,870
200
73 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,850
196,800
74 Offices of Dentists
$40,790
340
75 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$40,770
6,370
76 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$40,650
690
77 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$40,630
4,430
78 Social Assistance
$40,570
9,440
79 Educational Services - Privately owned
$40,550
1,450
80 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$40,420
650
81 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$40,270
3,890
82 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$40,240
3,180
83 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$39,780
500
84 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$39,350
2,350
85 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$39,040
40
86 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$38,920
220
87 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,890
44,170
88 Hospitals - Local government owned
$38,880
19,870
89 Health and Personal Care Stores
$38,870
200
90 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$38,850
19,770
91 Retail Trade
$38,770
210
92 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$38,750
3,820
93 Educational Services - State government owned
$38,490
3,220
94 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$38,480
3,110
95 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$38,410
970
96 Manufacturing
$38,330
320
97 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$38,250
100
98 Offices of Physicians
$38,150
91,870
99 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$38,120
170
100 Food Manufacturing
$37,890
190
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