Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,530
25th Percentile Wage
$39,710
50th Percentile Wage
$45,620
75th Percentile Wage
$51,480
90th Percentile Wage
$56,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $56,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is $34,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,6202.35%7.61%
201544,5502.40%-
201443,4801.68%-
201342,7501.40%-
201242,150--

Compare Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $46,820. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $40,240). For detailed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$46,820
Federal government, including USPS
$46,820
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$45,620
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,020
State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,040
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,130
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$40,240

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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