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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,420
25th Percentile Wage
$33,520
50th Percentile Wage
$37,890
75th Percentile Wage
$44,130
90th Percentile Wage
$49,250

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 $49,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,420.

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
$37,890
1.29% 2.16%
2016
$37,400
0.16% -
2015
$37,340
0.19% -
2014
$37,270
0.05% -
2013
$37,250
0.48% -
2012
$37,070
- -

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 $31,260 to $40,940. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $40,940. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Shreveport-Bossier City (mean annual salary $38,400). The lowest paying area is Hammond nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$40,940
Shreveport-Bossier City
$38,400
Alexandria
$38,080
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$37,730
Monroe
$37,420
Baton Rouge
$37,290
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$37,060
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$36,730
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$36,320
Lafayette
$36,230
Lake Charles
$35,520
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$31,260




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