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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,010
25th Percentile Wage
$40,100
50th Percentile Wage
$45,400
75th Percentile Wage
$50,870
90th Percentile Wage
$60,310

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 $60,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,010.

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
$45,400
0.48% 6.39%
2016
$45,180
2.17% -
2015
$44,200
0.57% -
2014
$43,950
2.32% -
2013
$42,930
1.00% -
2012
$42,500
- -

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 $36,640 to $52,800. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Texas is Laredo with a median annual salary of $52,800. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Midland (mean annual salary $49,700). The lowest paying area is Texarkana-Texarkana with a median annual salary of $36,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Laredo
$52,800
Midland
$49,700
Fort Worth-Arlington
$48,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$47,280
Amarillo
$47,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$46,940
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$46,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$46,530
Odessa
$46,470
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$45,680
Longview
$45,260
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,950
Waco
$44,930
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,900
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$44,690
Lubbock
$44,690
Brownsville-Harlingen
$44,650
Corpus Christi
$44,470
El Paso
$44,340
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$44,280
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,230
College Station-Bryan
$44,000
San Angelo
$43,740
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,970
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,910
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$41,140
Tyler
$41,100
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$40,680
Wichita Falls
$39,830
Abilene
$39,740
Sherman-Denison
$38,900
Victoria
$37,910
Texarkana-Texarkana
$36,640




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