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Licensed practical nurse salary in Tennessee

How much does a Licensed Practical Nurse make in Tennessee?

Average base salary

as national average
Estimated take-home pay: $45,028 
Average $49,176
Low $36,434
High $66,374
$8,062per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a licensed practical nurse is $49,176 per year in Tennessee and $8,062 overtime per year.7.4k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Tennessee

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Licensed Practical Nurses in Tennessee

  1. U.S. Army
    81,546 reviews5 salaries reported
    $74,217per year
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Highest paying cities for Licensed Practical Nurses near Tennessee

  1. Greeneville, TN
    $63,017 per year
    178 salaries reported
  2. Nashville, TN
    $59,088 per year
    877 salaries reported
  3. Murfreesboro, TN
    $51,422 per year
    226 salaries reported
  1. Chattanooga, TN
    $51,358 per year
    278 salaries reported
  2. Columbia, TN
    $49,844 per year
    50 salaries reported
  3. Knoxville, TN
    $49,175 per year
    481 salaries reported
  1. Clarksville, TN
    $48,916 per year
    64 salaries reported
  2. Memphis, TN
    $48,758 per year
    495 salaries reported
  3. Jackson, TN
    $45,664 per year
    81 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


(earn +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 $49,176 per year.

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

Diana Health
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Support Solutions
Dragonfly Medical and Behavioral Health
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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

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,741 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in Tennessee?

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Registered Nurse - Operating Room

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Average $57.03 per hour

Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

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Average $1,941 per week

Registered Nurse - Pediatrics

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Average $46.94 per hour

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Average $33.72 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Licensed Practical Nurse

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a licensed practical nurse (LPN)?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a licensed practical nurse (LPN), visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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How much do similar professions to licensed practical nurse get paid?

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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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