Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,230
25th Percentile Wage
$39,850
50th Percentile Wage
$46,400
75th Percentile Wage
$54,080
90th Percentile Wage
$61,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,230.

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
$46,400
2.39% 9.20%
2016
$45,290
2.80% -
2015
$44,020
2.00% -
2014
$43,140
1.41% -
2013
$42,530
0.94% -
2012
$42,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $36,550 to $57,110. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $57,110. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $54,340). The lowest paying area is Youngstown-Warren-Boardman with a median annual salary of $36,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$57,110
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$54,340
Philadelphia
$54,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$48,730
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$47,580
Reading
$46,170
York-Hanover
$44,890
Lancaster
$44,730
Pittsburgh
$44,550
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$44,170
Lebanon
$43,750
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$43,090
Williamsport
$39,870
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,660
Altoona
$39,380
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,260
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,450
Johnstown
$37,370
Erie
$37,260
State College
$36,970
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$36,550




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