Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses among Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,250
25th Percentile Wage
$40,450
50th Percentile Wage
$47,460
75th Percentile Wage
$55,850
90th Percentile Wage
$62,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.99
25th Percentile Wage
$19.45
50th Percentile Wage
$22.82
75th Percentile Wage
$26.85
90th Percentile Wage
$29.93

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.93. The median hourly salary is $22.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.99.

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
201647,4603.35%10.47%
201545,8702.81%-
201444,5802.58%-
201343,4302.16%-
201242,490--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Illinois ranges from $35,960 to $52,750. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $52,750. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $51,340). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$52,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$51,340
Rockford
$47,420
Danville
$46,560
Kankakee-Bradley
$46,550
Decatur
$46,260
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$45,250
Peoria
$44,730
Bloomington-Normal
$44,450
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$43,220
Champaign-Urbana
$42,970
Springfield
$42,140
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$38,300
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$35,960



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