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 among Pennsylvania metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,180
25th Percentile Wage
$38,510
50th Percentile Wage
$45,290
75th Percentile Wage
$52,130
90th Percentile Wage
$60,840

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 $60,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,180.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.95
25th Percentile Wage
$18.52
50th Percentile Wage
$21.77
75th Percentile Wage
$25.06
90th Percentile Wage
$29.25

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.25. The median hourly salary is $21.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,2902.80%6.98%
201544,0202.00%-
201443,1401.41%-
201342,5300.94%-
201242,130--

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 $35,290 to $55,930. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $55,930. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $52,860). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $35,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$55,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$52,860
Philadelphia
$51,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$46,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,100
Reading
$45,820
Pittsburgh
$44,070
York-Hanover
$43,900
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$43,530
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,060
Lancaster
$43,010
Lebanon
$42,240
Altoona
$40,360
State College
$39,900
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,660
Williamsport
$39,640
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,950
Erie
$37,770
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,410
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$36,350
Johnstown
$35,290


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