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Licensed practical nurse salary in United States

How much does a Licensed Practical Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary

$31.96
Overtime
$8,062per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a licensed practical nurse is $31.96 per hour in the United States and $8,062 overtime per year.308.9k salaries reported, updated at September 14, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Licensed Practical Nurses in United States

  1. ATC Healthcare
    3.7star
    321 reviews377 salaries reported
    $53.82per hour
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Highest paying cities for Licensed Practical Nurses near United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $34.72 per hour
    1.1k salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $33.64 per hour
    427 salaries reported
  3. Richmond, VA
    $32.60 per hour
    345 salaries reported
  1. Columbus, OH
    $32.01 per hour
    699 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $31.78 per hour
    658 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $31.75 per hour
    701 salaries reported
  1. Jacksonville, FL
    $30.76 per hour
    623 salaries reported
  2. Oklahoma City, OK
    $30.72 per hour
    434 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $29.71 per hour
    327 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

RRT

(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 $31.96 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

MD Perm
Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
US Department of Veterans Affairs
AdventHealth Connerton
Lincare
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Top schools offering RRT

Loma Linda University

1 review
Top licenses
LMSW
+53.28%salary
Top skills
Cerner
+44.05%salary
Top fields of study
Social Work Degree
+33.90%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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 United States?

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26,252 job openings

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507,251 job openings

Average $2,062 per week

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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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