Licensed Practical Nurse salary in New Jersey

How much does a Licensed Practical Nurse make in New Jersey?

Average base salary

arrow up7%
above national average

Most common benefits

$9,375per year
Referral Program
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The average salary for a licensed practical nurse is $31.00 per hour in New Jersey and $9,375 overtime per year.10.1k salaries reported, updated at January 17, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in New Jersey

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Highest paying cities for Licensed Practical Nurses in New Jersey

  1. Hackensack, NJ
    $33.61 per hour
    75 salaries reported
  2. Edison, NJ
    $33.00 per hour
    137 salaries reported
  3. Lincoln Park, NJ
    $32.09 per hour
    14 salaries reported
  1. Carneys Point, NJ
    $32.08 per hour
    143 salaries reported
  2. Newark, NJ
    $30.51 per hour
    196 salaries reported
  3. Lakewood, NJ
    $30.32 per hour
    122 salaries reported
  1. Cherry Hill, NJ
    $30.15 per hour
    222 salaries reported
  2. Toms River, NJ
    $30.14 per hour
    197 salaries reported
  3. Vineland, NJ
    $29.99 per hour
    108 salaries reported
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Where can a Licensed Practical Nurse earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Licensed Practical Nurses

Most recommended certification

RRTearn +32.39% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 11.07% since 2018. Licensed Practical Nurses with this certification earn +32.39% more than the average base salary, which is $31.00 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20112increase by 2
20121456increase by 72700.00%
20132825increase by 94.02%
20142555decrease by 9.56%
20151730decrease by 32.29%
20162118increase by 22.43%
20171537decrease by 27.43%
20181806increase by 17.50%
20192006increase by 11.07%

Top companies hiring Licensed Practical Nurses with the recommended certification

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Top licenses
Top skills
Top fields of study
Social Work Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
6 jobs36
18 jobs1,063
9 jobs38
2 jobs2
5,506 jobs16,006
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Most common benefits for Licensed Practical Nurses

  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • License reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Relocation assistance
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Salary satisfaction

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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.

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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.

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