Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,620
25th Percentile Wage
$34,260
50th Percentile Wage
$39,270
75th Percentile Wage
$45,440
90th Percentile Wage
$49,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.72
25th Percentile Wage
$16.47
50th Percentile Wage
$18.88
75th Percentile Wage
$21.85
90th Percentile Wage
$23.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.79. The median hourly salary is $18.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.72.

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
201639,2701.40%6.85%
201538,7203.25%-
201437,4601.01%-
201337,0801.35%-
201236,580--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Kentucky ranges from $34,690 to $44,080. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Kentucky is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $44,080. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Evansville (mean annual salary $42,930). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Owensboro
$44,080
Evansville
$42,930
Lexington-Fayette
$41,830
Louisville-Jefferson County
$41,150
Elizabethtown
$39,640
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$38,750
Bowling Green
$37,140
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,110
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$36,020
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,690


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