Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,110
25th Percentile Wage
$36,770
50th Percentile Wage
$42,950
75th Percentile Wage
$48,440
90th Percentile Wage
$54,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,110.

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
$42,950
4.33% 13.81%
2016
$41,090
4.06% -
2015
$39,420
2.23% -
2014
$38,540
2.62% -
2013
$37,530
1.36% -
2012
$37,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Montana ranges from $39,990 to $45,740. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Montana is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $45,740. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,240). The lowest paying area is Missoula with a median annual salary of $39,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Great Falls
$45,740
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$45,240
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$43,820
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$43,190
Billings
$42,840
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$41,060
Missoula
$39,990




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