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The United States has a wide range of average salaries for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.  Each state is unique.  The range is as low as $16.67 in South Dakota to a high of $25.72 in Nevada.  A number of factors contribute to the average hourly pay of a Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Some typical factors include: 

Supply and demand 
Union representation (States that have higher union activity earn an average of 20% more in pay and benefits for all employees)

Cost of living 
Healthcare reimbursement rates 

To see the complete job description for Licensed Practical Nurses click here. 

STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Alabama 14,720 16.91 35,180
Alaska 580 25.97 54,010
Arizona 6,120 24.41 50,770
Arkansas 11,760 17.22 35,810
California 61,050 24.91 51,800
Colorado 5,750 21.81 45,370
Connecticut 8,640 26.30 54,690
Delaware 1,930 22.97 47,770
District of Columbia 1,220 23.36 48,590
Florida 43,910 19.86 41,300
Georgia 24,350 17.95 37,330
Hawaii 1,210 21.78 45,290
Idaho 2,920 18.78 39,050
Illinois 22,090 21.10 43,880
Indiana 19,350 19.26 40,070
Iowa 6,500 18.38 38,220
Kansas 6,590 18.55 38,580
Kentucky 10,490 18.21 37,880
Louisiana 21,930 18.18 37,820
Maine 1,300 19.62 40,810
Maryland 11,870 24.46 50,880
Massachusetts 17,050 25.49 53,020
Michigan 16,690 20.80 43,270
Minnesota 17,400 19.92 41,420
Mississippi 9,520 17.26 35,910
Missouri 16,190 18.17 37,800




STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Montana 2,440 18.36 38,180
Nebraska 6,030 18.39 38,250
Nevada 2,260 25.72 53,490
New Hampshire 2,110 22.56 46,930
New Jersey 14,640 25.04 52,080
New Mexico 2,190 21.62 44,970
New York 49,050 21.65 45,030
North Carolina 15,550 19.99 41,570
North Dakota 3,220 18.72 38,930
Ohio 39,310 19.50 40,550
Oklahoma 12,030 18.20 37,860
Oregon 2,820 23.15 48,150
Pennsylvania 36,060 20.62 42,880
Rhode Island 1,050 24.89 51,770
South Carolina 9,340 18.59 38,680
South Dakota 2,070 16.67 34,680
Tennessee 21,190 17.43 36,260
Texas 72,020 21.02 43,730
Utah 2,300 19.66 40,900
Vermont 1,430 20.97 43,630
Virginia 21,760 19.24 40,020
Washington 8,000 23.11 48,060
West Virginia 6,480 16.47 34,260
Wisconsin 9,990 20.39 42,420
Wyoming 740 20.51 42,660


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