Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,980
25th Percentile Wage
$36,300
50th Percentile Wage
$41,720
75th Percentile Wage
$47,220
90th Percentile Wage
$50,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,720
2.92% 11.53%
2016
$40,500
3.36% -
2015
$39,140
2.68% -
2014
$38,090
1.23% -
2013
$37,620
1.89% -
2012
$36,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Iowa ranges from $39,310 to $44,390. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $44,390. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Cedar Rapids (mean annual salary $43,420). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$44,390
Cedar Rapids
$43,420
Dubuque
$43,360
Ames
$43,240
Iowa City
$42,710
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$42,430
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$41,460
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,630
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$40,230
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,930
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,310




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