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

53.1k salaries reported, updated at September 18, 2021
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The average salary for a licensed vocational nurse is $29.38 per hour in the United States and $8,625 overtime per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Free flu shots
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Gym membership
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for licensed vocational nurses

Most recommended certification

Certified Home Health Aide

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 51.72% since 2018. Licensed Vocational Nurses with this certification earn +18.32% more than the average base salary, which is $29.38 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
201332increase by 32
201433increase by 3.13%
201594increase by 184.85%
2016191increase by 103.19%
201769decrease by 63.87%
201829decrease by 57.97%
201944increase by 51.72%

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Most common benefits for Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • Free flu shots
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Gym membership
  • Paid sick time
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
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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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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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