Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,830
25th Percentile Wage
$39,610
50th Percentile Wage
$45,180
75th Percentile Wage
$50,890
90th Percentile Wage
$61,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.27
25th Percentile Wage
$19.04
50th Percentile Wage
$21.72
75th Percentile Wage
$24.47
90th Percentile Wage
$29.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.42. The median hourly salary is $21.72. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.27.

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
201645,1802.17%5.93%
201544,2000.57%-
201443,9502.32%-
201342,9301.00%-
201242,500--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Texas ranges from $35,420 to $56,570. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Texas is Laredo with a median annual salary of $56,570. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $48,520). The lowest paying area is Texarkana-Texarkana with a median annual salary of $35,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Laredo
$56,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$48,520
Fort Worth-Arlington
$47,770
Odessa
$47,660
Waco
$47,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$46,450
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$46,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$45,870
Amarillo
$45,620
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,190
Midland
$45,120
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$45,110
El Paso
$44,840
Lubbock
$44,690
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$44,360
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,110
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$43,940
Corpus Christi
$43,710
Brownsville-Harlingen
$43,670
San Angelo
$43,300
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$43,150
Longview
$43,120
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,640
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,570
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$40,940
Tyler
$40,390
College Station-Bryan
$40,040
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,640
Sherman-Denison
$39,060
Wichita Falls
$38,810
Abilene
$38,460
Victoria
$36,900
Texarkana-Texarkana
$35,420


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