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
Alaska $61,680
California $61,600
Washington $61,160
Oregon $60,240
Rhode Island $60,240
Massachusetts $60,190
Connecticut $60,120
New Jersey $60,070
Nevada $59,850
District of Columbia $59,810
Arizona $59,490
New Hampshire $59,380
Colorado $58,810
Vermont $58,810
Maryland $58,760
New Mexico $57,490
Michigan $56,310
Delaware $55,290
Illinois $52,700
Hawaii $51,790
New York $50,410
Texas $48,520
Pennsylvania $48,220
Indiana $48,070
Wyoming $48,030
Minnesota $47,970
Utah $47,940
Maine $47,900
Wisconsin $47,750
Idaho $47,450
Virgin Islands, U.S. $47,440
North Carolina $47,340
North Dakota $47,320
Ohio $47,270
Virginia $47,210
Nebraska $47,140
Florida $47,000
Iowa $47,000
Montana $47,000
Kentucky $46,950
Georgia $46,910
South Carolina $46,820
Kansas $46,660
Missouri $46,520
Oklahoma $46,480
Louisiana $46,160
Tennessee $45,970
Arkansas $45,180
Alabama $40,120
Mississippi $38,610
South Dakota $38,480
West Virginia $37,790
Guam $37,670
Puerto Rico $22,320

How do licensed practical nurse salaries compare to similar careers?

Licensed practical nurses earn about the same as related careers in Tennessee. On average, they make less than neurodiagnostic technologists but more than medical appliance technicians.

Career Median Salary
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $47K
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $47K
Surgical assistant salary $47K
Community health worker salary $47K
Surgical technologist salary $47K
Licensed practical nurse salary $46K
Optician salary $38K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $37K
Dental assistant salary $38K
Medical appliance technician salary $32K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)