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 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,320
25th Percentile Wage
$49,760
50th Percentile Wage
$56,570
75th Percentile Wage
$62,650
90th Percentile Wage
$74,780

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 $74,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,320.

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
$56,570
1.66% 7.64%
2016
$55,630
2.34% -
2015
$54,330
1.27% -
2014
$53,640
0.93% -
2013
$53,140
1.67% -
2012
$52,250
- -

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 $46,050 to $58,920. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $58,920. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $58,520). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,920
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$58,520
Peabody
$58,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$57,550
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$57,270
Worcester
$57,100
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$56,490
New Bedford
$55,610
Framingham
$55,420
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$53,740
Springfield
$53,410
Pittsfield
$52,380
Barnstable Town
$51,450
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$49,580
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$48,120
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$46,050




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