Licensed vocational nurse salary in United States
How much does a Licensed Vocational Nurse make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a licensed vocational nurse is $32.23 per hour in the United States and $8,250 overtime per year.83.9k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Licensed Vocational Nurses in United States
Highest paying cities for Licensed Vocational Nurses near United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Licensed Vocational Nurses
RN(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 $32.23 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2011||1||increase by 1|
|2012||22797||increase by 2279600.00%|
|2013||36867||increase by 61.72%|
|2014||69980||increase by 89.82%|
|2015||27883||decrease by 60.16%|
|2016||23066||decrease by 17.28%|
|2017||9784||decrease by 57.58%|
|2018||3797||decrease by 61.19%|
|2019||5038||increase by 32.68%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Licensed Vocational Nurses
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Commuter assistance
- Continuing education credits
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Housing stipend
- License reimbursement
- Life insurance
- Loan forgiveness
- Loan repayment program
- Mileage reimbursement
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid housing
- Paid orientation
- Paid sick time
- Paid time off
- Paid training
- Pet insurance
- Referral program
- Travel reimbursement
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased 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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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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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN)?
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