Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,530
25th Percentile Wage
$44,040
50th Percentile Wage
$50,120
75th Percentile Wage
$57,750
90th Percentile Wage
$63,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.01
25th Percentile Wage
$21.17
50th Percentile Wage
$24.10
75th Percentile Wage
$27.77
90th Percentile Wage
$30.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.34. The median hourly salary is $24.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.01.

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
201650,1202.55%7.14%
201548,8401.68%-
201448,0201.92%-
201347,1001.19%-
201246,540--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Washington ranges from $42,850 to $54,620. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $54,620. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $52,960). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $42,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$54,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$52,960
Tacoma
$50,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$50,370
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$50,180
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,650
Olympia
$49,400
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$48,940
Bremerton-Silverdale
$48,020
Spokane
$47,840
Longview
$47,680
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,890
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$46,270
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,530
Bellingham
$45,160
Yakima
$45,020
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$44,530
Lewiston
$42,850



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