Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,110
25th Percentile Wage
$48,470
50th Percentile Wage
$55,630
75th Percentile Wage
$61,740
90th Percentile Wage
$70,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.23
25th Percentile Wage
$23.30
50th Percentile Wage
$26.75
75th Percentile Wage
$29.68
90th Percentile Wage
$33.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.71. The median hourly salary is $26.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.23.

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
201655,6302.34%6.08%
201554,3301.27%-
201453,6400.93%-
201353,1401.67%-
201252,250--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Massachusetts ranges from $48,700 to $59,340. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $59,340. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $57,770). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$59,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$57,770
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$57,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$56,870
Worcester
$55,430
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$55,410
Framingham
$55,340
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$53,030
Barnstable Town
$51,680
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$51,280
New Bedford
$50,930
Springfield
$50,820
Pittsfield
$50,310
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$49,580
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$48,700


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