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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,510
25th Percentile Wage
$35,530
50th Percentile Wage
$40,500
75th Percentile Wage
$46,340
90th Percentile Wage
$49,840

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 $49,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.63
25th Percentile Wage
$17.07
50th Percentile Wage
$19.47
75th Percentile Wage
$22.28
90th Percentile Wage
$23.96

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.96. The median hourly salary is $19.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.63.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,5003.36%8.86%
201539,1402.68%-
201438,0901.23%-
201337,6201.89%-
201236,910--

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 $38,590 to $43,540. 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 $43,540. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Dubuque (mean annual salary $43,400). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $38,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$43,540
Dubuque
$43,400
Iowa City
$42,130
Cedar Rapids
$41,980
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$40,820
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$40,810
Ames
$40,220
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,790
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,060
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$38,640
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$38,590


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