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 among Kentucky cities 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,770
25th Percentile Wage
$35,330
50th Percentile Wage
$40,960
75th Percentile Wage
$46,760
90th Percentile Wage
$50,520

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 $50,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,770.

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
$40,960
4.13% 10.69%
2016
$39,270
1.40% -
2015
$38,720
3.25% -
2014
$37,460
1.01% -
2013
$37,080
1.35% -
2012
$36,580
- -

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 $34,880 to $45,300. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Kentucky is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $45,300. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $43,680). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Owensboro
$45,300
Lexington-Fayette
$43,680
Louisville-Jefferson County
$43,210
Evansville
$43,140
Elizabethtown
$41,580
Bowling Green
$41,340
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$39,930
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$38,230
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$36,860
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,880




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