Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,230
25th Percentile Wage
$40,580
50th Percentile Wage
$45,520
75th Percentile Wage
$50,400
90th Percentile Wage
$57,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,230.

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
$45,520
3.71% 12.04%
2016
$43,830
2.65% -
2015
$42,670
2.13% -
2014
$41,760
1.65% -
2013
$41,070
2.51% -
2012
$40,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Minnesota ranges from $37,530 to $47,180. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Minnesota is Rochester with a median annual salary of $47,180. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $45,430). The lowest paying area is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$47,180
Mankato-North Mankato
$45,430
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$45,190
St Cloud
$44,260
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$41,260
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$41,060
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$37,530




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