LPN Salary in the US

$45,617
per year
per hour
$21.93
per hour
per year

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for a Licensed Practical Nurse is $45,617 per year ($21.93 per hour), which is $7,873 (-15%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) can expect an average starting salary of $33,410. The highest salaries can exceed $61,520.
$33,410
Low
$45,617
Average salary
$61,520
High
$16.06
Low
$21.93
Average salary
$29.57
High

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary Range

Low
$33,410
Average salary
$45,617
Experienced
$49,980
High
$61,520
Low
$16.06
Average salary
$21.93
Experienced
$24.02
High
$29.57
Among Licensed Practical Nurses in the US, early career LPNs tend to have the lowest salaries, while LPNs working in nursing homes and LPNs specialised in wound care enjoy the highest wages.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
LPN Nursing Home$22.80/hour
+4% 
LPN Wound Care$22.60/hour
+3% 
Dialysis LPN$20.40/hour
 -7%

Licensed Practical Nurse - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Licensed Practical Nurse with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $17.10 per hour. A mid level Licensed Practical Nurse with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $20.23, while an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $24. LPNs with more than 20 years of experience earn $25 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Licensed Practical Nurse

Late Career▲ +14%
Experienced▲ +9%
Average Salary$21.93/hour
Mid Level▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -22%

Gender Breakdown

Female
91%
Male
9%

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Jobs by Location

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Licensed Practical Nurse jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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