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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,230
25th Percentile Wage
$39,050
50th Percentile Wage
$44,300
75th Percentile Wage
$49,140
90th Percentile Wage
$55,220

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 $55,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,230.

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
$44,300
0.59% 4.99%
2016
$44,040
1.45% -
2015
$43,400
1.73% -
2014
$42,650
1.20% -
2013
$42,140
0.12% -
2012
$42,090
- -

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 $39,450 to $52,550. The highest paying area for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $52,550. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $47,150). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$52,550
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$47,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$46,670
Madison
$46,100
Janesville
$45,870
Racine
$45,540
Fond du Lac
$45,240
La Crosse
$44,060
Sheboygan
$43,770
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,500
Wausau
$43,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,070
Eau Claire
$42,760
Duluth
$42,700
Appleton
$42,150
Oshkosh-Neenah
$40,940
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$40,870
Green Bay
$40,550
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$39,900
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$39,450




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