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Licensed vocational nurse salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $31.88
Low $22.60
High $44.95
$8,250per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a licensed vocational nurse is $31.88 per hour in the United States and $8,250 overtime per year.53.7k salaries reported, updated at December 3, 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
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Licensed Vocational Nurses in United States

    101 reviews23 salaries reported
    $38.65per hour
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Highest paying cities for Licensed Vocational Nurses near United States

  1. Sacramento, CA
    $34.19 per hour
    622 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $33.54 per hour
    1.1k salaries reported
  3. Long Beach, CA
    $33.13 per hour
    503 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $32.41 per hour
    1.7k salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA
    $31.71 per hour
    203 salaries reported
  3. Fort Worth, TX
    $29.41 per hour
    396 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $28.74 per hour
    674 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $28.43 per hour
    623 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $28.28 per hour
    681 salaries reported
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Where can a Licensed Vocational Nurse earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Licensed Vocational Nurses

Most recommended license


(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 $31.88 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20111increase by 1
201222797increase by 2279600.00%
201336867increase by 61.72%
201469980increase by 89.82%
201527883decrease by 60.16%
201623066decrease by 17.28%
20179784decrease by 57.58%
20183797decrease by 61.19%
20195038increase by 32.68%

Top companies hiring Licensed Vocational Nurses on Indeed

Orange County Urology Associates
Molina Healthcare
Evolent Health
Grandcare Health Services
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Top fields of study
Social Work Degree
Top skills
Nursing Experience
Top specialties
Hospice & Palliative Medicine

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top Fields of studySalaryJob openingsCompanies
74 jobs150
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Most common benefits for Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • 401(k)
  • 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
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Licensed Practical Nurse

144,469 job openings

Average $33.51 per hour

Registered Nurse - Operating Room

24,729 job openings

Average $75.58 per hour

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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 much do similar professions to licensed vocational nurse (LVN) get paid?

Check the below Indeed career pages for detailed pay ranges of similar professions to licensed vocational nurse (LVN):

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN)?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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