Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses amongst Louisiana 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,090
25th Percentile Wage
$33,140
50th Percentile Wage
$37,400
75th Percentile Wage
$43,500
90th Percentile Wage
$48,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.99
25th Percentile Wage
$15.93
50th Percentile Wage
$17.98
75th Percentile Wage
$20.91
90th Percentile Wage
$23.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.47. The median hourly salary is $17.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.99.

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
201637,4000.16%0.88%
201537,3400.19%-
201437,2700.05%-
201337,2500.48%-
201237,070--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Louisiana ranges from $34,250 to $39,810. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $39,810. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Hammond nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $38,420). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $34,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$39,810
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$38,420
Baton Rouge
$38,140
Shreveport-Bossier City
$37,450
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$37,220
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$37,060
Monroe
$36,790
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$36,760
Alexandria
$36,410
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$35,910
Lafayette
$35,720
Lake Charles
$34,250


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