Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,860
25th Percentile Wage
$38,210
50th Percentile Wage
$44,040
75th Percentile Wage
$49,010
90th Percentile Wage
$55,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.28
25th Percentile Wage
$18.37
50th Percentile Wage
$21.17
75th Percentile Wage
$23.56
90th Percentile Wage
$26.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.59. The median hourly salary is $21.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.28.

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
201644,0401.45%4.43%
201543,4001.73%-
201442,6501.20%-
201342,1400.12%-
201242,090--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in state of Wisconsin ranges from $39,360 to $51,860. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $51,860. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Janesville (mean annual salary $46,150). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$51,860
Janesville
$46,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$45,820
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$45,740
Madison
$45,490
Fond du Lac
$45,130
Racine
$44,630
Sheboygan
$44,240
Eau Claire
$44,020
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,180
Appleton
$42,620
Wausau
$42,550
La Crosse
$42,400
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,230
Oshkosh-Neenah
$41,390
Duluth
$40,830
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$40,040
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$39,450
Green Bay
$39,430
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$39,360


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