The salary statistics of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is $60,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,510. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 85% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $49,080. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $37,420).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,210 to $56,320. The highest paying state for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $56,320. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,210. For more salary information of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |