Licensed vocational nurse

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

Average base salary
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13.1k salaries reported, updated at May 26, 2020
$25.87
per hour
The average salary for a licensed vocational nurse is $25.87 per hour in the United States and $8,625 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$8,625
per year
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Paid sick time
  • Vision insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for licensed vocational nurses

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earn +11.28% more

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 32.68% since 2018. Licensed Vocational Nurses with this license earn +11.28% more than the average base salary, which is $25.87 per hour.

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+15.35%
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License categories:
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+11.28%
891 jobs
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X-Ray Certification
+25.25%
2 jobs
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LPN
+4.97%
637 jobs
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Nursing Experience
+9.45%
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Acute Care
+8.97%
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Utilization Management
+27.55%
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Utilization Review
+22.42%
17Company icon
Case Management
+20.33%
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Specialty categories:
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Hospice & Palliative Medicine
+13.76%
198 jobs
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Medical-Surgical
+10.89%
177 jobs
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Home Health
+7.12%
819 jobs
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Geriatrics
+5.61%
320 jobs
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Wound Care
+5.43%
192 jobs
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Certification categories:
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Certified Home Health Aide
+18.32%
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AHA Certification
+7.40%
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BLS Certification
+4.45%
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IV Certification
+6.31%
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Most common benefits for Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Paid sick time
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Free flu shots
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching

Salary satisfaction

Based on 420 ratings

48% of Licensed vocational nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Frequently asked questions
Common questions about salaries for a Licensed Vocational Nurse

How can licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) increase their salary?

The salaries of licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) vary depending on their level of education and experience, their work location and the type of facility they work in. A licensed vocational nurse may decide to progress to become a registered nurse in order to earn a higher salary.

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