Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,050
25th Percentile Wage
$35,060
50th Percentile Wage
$41,100
75th Percentile Wage
$47,310
90th Percentile Wage
$51,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,050.

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
$41,100
4.96% 9.85%
2016
$39,060
3.35% -
2015
$37,750
2.04% -
2014
$36,980
-0.57% -
2013
$37,190
0.38% -
2012
$37,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Missouri ranges from $35,320 to $44,880. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $44,880. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $44,840). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$44,880
Kansas City
$44,840
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$43,570
Columbia
$39,590
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$39,270
Springfield
$38,810
St Joseph
$38,140
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,850
Jefferson City
$36,780
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,620
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,030
Joplin
$35,800
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$35,320




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