LPN Salary By State

According to the United States Bureau of Labor and statistics the annual mean wage of Licenced Practical Nurses as of May 2016, turned out to be $44,090. The employment of the LPNs and LVNs by in between 2014 to 2024 is projected to grow by 16 percent. The health care services are expected to increase in the near future and the majority of the population ages. The requirement of the LPNs will be more in health care facilities and home care for old patients.

Some chronic diseases such as obesity or diabetics will be the reason for the increase in demand for the healthcare services. The number of people with access to health care services is likely to increase at a considerable rate.

The wage Distribution of LPNs percentage wise are as follows :

Percentile 10 Percent 25 Percent 50 percent 75 percent 90 percent
Hourly wage $15.63 $17.81 $21.20 $24.63 $29.05
Annual Wage $32,510 $37,040 $44,090 $51,220 $60,420

 

State-wise Average Annual Salary/Hourly Wage of LPNs as Per US BLS :

STATES TOTAL EMPLOYMENT AVERAGE HORLY WAGE AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
Alabama 13,030 $17.45 $36,300
Alaska 500 $ 25.85 $53,760
Arizona 6100 $17.45 $36,300
Arkansas 12,100 $17.69 $36,800
California 68,110 $25.32 $52,670
Colorado 5,010 $23.41 $48,690
Connecticut 7,780 $26.69 $55,720
Delaware 2,120 $24.20 $50,330
Florida 44,820 $20.65 $42,960
Georgia 26,510 $19.35 $40,250
Hawaii 1,280 $23.55 $48,980
Idaho 2,390 $19.56 $40,680
Illinois 20,140 $23.11 $48,070
Indiana 16,090 $19.97 $41,540
Iowa 6,340 $19.57 $40,710
Kansas 7,380 $19.65 $40,880
Kentucky 10,520 $18.97 $39,460
Louisiana 20,580 $18.31 $38,070
Maine 1,250 $21.00 $43,680
Maryland 11,640 $24.99 $51,980
Massachusetts 15,890 $26.53 $55,190
Michigan 14,980 $22.43 $46,660
Minnesota 17,070 $20.97 $43,620
Mississippi 8,990 $17.71 $36,840
Missouri 15,810 $19.04 $39,600
Montana 2,490 $19.68 $40,920
Nebraska 5,100 $19.54 $40,630
Nevada 2,570 $25.72 $53,500
New Hampshire 2,290 $23.58 $49,040
New Jersey 16,360 $25.84 $53,740
New Mexico 2,100 $22.97 $47,770
New York 46,990 $22.68 $47,170
North Carolina 17,930 $20.44 $42,510
North Dakota 2,670 $20.77 $43,200
Ohio 39,920 $19.87 $41,320
Oklahoma 11,580 $18.89 $39,290
Oregon 2,780 $24.11 $50,160
Pennsylvania 38,020 $22.03 $45,810
Rhodes Island 1,060 $26.64 $55,410
South Carolina 9,440 $19.28 $40,090
South Dakota 1,820 $17.84 $37,100
Tennessee 23,620 $18.23 $37,920
Texas 70,810 $22.17 $46,110
Vermont 1,350 $22.50 $46,790
Virginia 21,410 $19.93 $41,450
Washington 7,250 $ 24.39 $50,740
West Virginia 6,090 $17.33 $36,050
Wisconsin 7,990 $21.07 $43,820
Wyoming 680 $21.92 $45,590

The Highest Paying States for a Licensed Practical Nurses

The average pay for LPN may differ from one state to another state. The cost of living and other personal expenses are the basic factor responsible for the difference in wages of LPN. The top state that pays the highest Salary for LPN is Connecticut, followed by Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Alaska. The highest employment for the LPN is offered in major metropolitan cities including New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX; Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA; Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division; Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division; Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division; Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA; Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division.

Highest LPN Salary Paying States:

STATE EMPLOYMENT LOCATION QUOTIENT HOURLY MEAN WAGE ANNUAL MEAN WAGE
Connecticut 7,780 0.93 $26.79 $55,720
Rhode Island 1,060 0.44 $26.64 $55,410
District of Columbia 1,720 0.49 $26.54 $55,200
Massachusetts 15,890 0.92 $26.53 $55,190
Alaska 500 0.31 $25.85 $53,760

 

Metropoliton Areas With Maximun LPN Job Concentration:

Metropoliton Area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean wage
Wichiti Falls, TX 1,010 18.07 $19.57 $40,710
Alexandria, LA 1,080 17.66 $17.88 $37,180
Homosassa Springs, FL 560 17.53 $19.36 $40,270
Johnson city, LN 1,260 16.14 $17.01 $35,370
Jackson, TN 980 15.40 $16.18 $33,650
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 2,660 14.95 $18.30 $38,060
Sherman-Denison, TX 640 14.79 $19.82 $41,220
Monroe, LA 1,110 14.46 $17.70 $36,830
Jonesboro, AR 770 14.28 $17.00 $35,350
Pine Bluff, AR 420 13.83 $15.48 $32,210

 

Salary For LPN Related Jobs

The Wage details have been taken from the U.S Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational outlook, payscale.com and indeed.com. The occupations related to the LPN includes nursing aides, Orderlies and attendants; Registered Nurses; Physical Therapist Assistants and aides, Medical Assistants, Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, etc.

Nursing Career/ Job title Average Wage
Psychiatric Technicians and Aides $28,670
Nursing Assistants and Orderlies $26,590
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides $45,290
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides $56,070
Registered Nurses $68,450
Surgical Technologists $45,160
Nurse Educator $73,020
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) $124,104
Healthcare Consultant $75,097
Family Nurse Practitioner $90,227
Account Manager Healthcare $58,000
Nursing Director $90,168
Clinical Psychologist $74,505
Nursing Home Adminstrator $87,056
Licensed Clinical Social Worker $55,460
Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner $98,498
Director of Nurses $81,588
Registered Nurse, Emergency Room $63,945
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner $92,039