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 $27.29 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 skill have increase by 11.07% since 2018. Licensed Practical Nurses with this skill earn +37.67% more than the average base salary, which is $27.29 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2011||2||increase by 2|
|2012||1456||increase by 72700.00%|
|2013||2825||increase by 94.02%|
|2014||2555||decrease by 9.56%|
|2015||1730||decrease by 32.29%|
|2016||2118||increase by 22.43%|
|2017||1537||decrease by 27.43%|
|2018||1806||increase by 17.50%|
|2019||2006||increase by 11.07%|
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
Social Work License
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Social Work Degree
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.