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 metropolitan 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,020
25th Percentile Wage
$46,380
50th Percentile Wage
$53,180
75th Percentile Wage
$59,950
90th Percentile Wage
$65,030

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 $65,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,020.

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
$53,180
5.75% 12.49%
2016
$50,120
2.55% -
2015
$48,840
1.68% -
2014
$48,020
1.92% -
2013
$47,100
1.19% -
2012
$46,540
- -

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 $44,220 to $57,580. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $57,580. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $56,100). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $44,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$57,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$56,100
Tacoma
$54,350
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$52,300
Olympia
$52,230
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,340
Bremerton-Silverdale
$50,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$50,490
Spokane
$50,240
Longview
$49,660
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$49,630
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,440
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$47,260
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$46,820
Bellingham
$46,000
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$45,390
Yakima
$45,370
Lewiston
$44,220




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