Licensed practical nurse earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Licensed practical nurse salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Rhode Island $58,960
Massachusetts $57,450
Nevada $56,360
Connecticut $57,060
New Jersey $56,750
California $55,770
Washington $55,650
Alaska $53,195
Maryland $54,020
District of Columbia $53,020
Oregon $53,680
Delaware $53,660
New Hampshire $51,910
Arizona $51,171
Colorado $51,550
Hawaii $49,360
Vermont $48,670
Michigan $48,500
New York $48,620
Utah $46,480
New Mexico $47,740
Minnesota $46,890
Texas $46,420
Virgin Islands $47,590
Wyoming $46,740
North Dakota $46,210
Pennsylvania $44,635
Maine $45,750
Wisconsin $45,310
Virginia $43,380
Illinois $43,170
North Carolina $44,830
Ohio $43,430
Florida $44,210
Idaho $44,190
Montana $44,260
Nebraska $43,420
Missouri $42,540
Georgia $41,890
Oklahoma $41,100
South Carolina $41,310
Kentucky $39,313
Tennessee $39,530
Alabama $38,010
Louisiana $38,810
Iowa $38,353
Indiana $37,906
Kansas $37,781
South Dakota $38,510
Mississippi $37,360
Arkansas $36,920
West Virginia $36,090
Guam $34,470
Puerto Rico $21,500

How do licensed practical nurse salaries compare to similar careers?

Licensed practical nurses earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than hearing aid specialists but more than ski patrollers.

Career Median Salary
Hearing aid specialist salary $53K
Exercise physiologist salary $49K
Medical and clinical laboratory technologist salary $46K
Nurse salary $44K
Surgical technologist salary $47K
Licensed practical nurse salary $46K
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $43K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $43K
Surgical assistant salary $43K
Ski patroller salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)