How much does a Licensed Vocational Nurse make in the United States?
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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.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
Best-paid skills and qualifications for licensed vocational nurses
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.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2013||32||increase by 32|
|2014||33||increase by 3.13%|
|2015||94||increase by 184.85%|
|2016||191||increase by 103.19%|
|2017||69||decrease by 63.87%|
|2018||29||decrease by 57.97%|
|2019||44||increase by 51.72%|
Top companies hiring licensed vocational nurses with the recommended certification
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
|Top field of study|
Social Work Degree
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
48% of Licensed vocational nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
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.
How much do similar professions to licensed vocational nurse (LVN) get paid?
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN)?
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