Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,050
25th Percentile Wage
$33,670
50th Percentile Wage
$38,060
75th Percentile Wage
$44,550
90th Percentile Wage
$49,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,050.

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
$38,060
2.31% 6.23%
2016
$37,180
1.37% -
2015
$36,670
1.83% -
2014
$36,000
0.50% -
2013
$35,820
0.36% -
2012
$35,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Tennessee ranges from $34,720 to $42,690. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $42,690. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $41,160). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $34,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$42,690
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$41,160
Clarksville
$39,550
Chattanooga
$38,360
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,120
Knoxville
$36,800
Cleveland
$36,640
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,370
Johnson City
$36,000
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,770
Morristown
$35,440
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,190
Jackson
$34,720




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