How much does a Licensed Practical Nurse make in the United States?
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The average salary for a licensed practical nurse is $27.17 per hour in the United States and $7,750 overtime per year.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
Best-paid skills and qualifications for licensed practical nurses
The jobs requiring this license have increase by 11.07% since 2018. Licensed Practical Nurses with this license earn +53.28% more than the average base salary, which is $27.17 per hour.
Top companies hiring licensed practical nurses on Indeed
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54% of Licensed practical nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)?
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How much do similar professions to licensed practical nurse get paid?
Are licensed practical nurses (LPNs) paid the least?
The education requirements for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are the lowest within the nursing sector and these vocations tend to make lower incomes than other nursing specialties.