Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,060
25th Percentile Wage
$37,930
50th Percentile Wage
$44,910
75th Percentile Wage
$52,060
90th Percentile Wage
$61,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is $61,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is $33,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,910
2.09% 7.86%
2016
$43,970
2.00% -
2015
$43,090
1.62% -
2014
$42,390
1.27% -
2013
$41,850
1.12% -
2012
$41,380
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Compare Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in 42 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $49,570. The lowest paying industry is the offices of chiropractors industry (annual salary $31,540). For detailed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$49,570
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$47,810
Child Day Care Services
$47,660
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,560
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,340
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$46,690
Outpatient Care Centers
$46,630
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$46,520
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$46,430
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$46,280
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$46,240
Hospitals - State government owned
$45,600
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,230
Home Health Care Services
$45,220
Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,970
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$44,490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,280
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$44,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$44,170
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$44,150
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$44,050
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$44,010
Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,980
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,900
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,730
Social Assistance
$43,720
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,690
Individual and Family Services
$43,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,560
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$43,550
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$43,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$43,130
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$43,120
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$42,940
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$42,890
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$42,480
Offices of Dentists
$41,700
Offices of Physicians
$41,270
Hospitals - Local government owned
$40,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$40,790
Offices of Optometrists
$35,920
Offices of Chiropractors
$31,540

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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