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How much do Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that LPN/LVNs make a mean annual income of $50,090 as of May 2020, which is approximately $24.08 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of LPN/LVNs earned less than $35,570, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $65,520.

If you're curious about the difference between LPNs/LVNs and registered nurses (RN), check out our guide here.

How much do LPN/LVNs earn in each state?

The table below compares LPN/LVN salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of LPN/LVNs in each state as well as the number of LPN/LVNs per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 


Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN and LVN) Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Alaska
$67,620
330
1.127
California
$64,090
71,320
4.341
Massachusetts
$60,400
14,790
4.415
Washington
$59,780
7,870
2.464
Nevada
$59,700
2,690
2.152
Rhode Island
$59,090
1,120
2.536
Connecticut
$58,430
7,950
5.161
District of Columbia
$57,810
1,390
2.017
New Jersey
$57,590
15,590
4.122
Oregon
$57,320
3,810
2.108
New Hampshire
$56,400
2,070
3.347
Maryland
$56,220
8,940
3.545
Arizona
$55,820
7,440
2.626
Illinois
$54,580
19,630
3.487
Colorado
$54,310
4,960
1.924
Hawaii
$54,160
930
1.624
Delaware
$53,920
2,290
5.365
Michigan
$52,220
12,700
3.235
New York
$51,300
44,440
5.113
Vermont
$51,240
990
3.506
New Mexico
$50,480
1,900
2.419
Virgin Islands
$50,440
170
4.646
Pennsylvania
$50,250
35,240
6.392
Minnesota
$49,840
14,210
5.245
Wyoming
$48,980
440
1.690
Idaho
$48,640
2,520
3.504
Maine
$48,390
1,070
1.862
Texas
$48,380
69,650
5.755
Wisconsin
$48,070
8,050
2.970
North Dakota
$48,060
2,520
6.289
Indiana
$47,890
14,710
5.040
Utah
$47,550
1,860
1.246
Virginia
$47,410
20,750
5.605
North Carolina
$47,120
16,250
3.790
Florida
$46,710
41,560
4.923
Ohio
$46,590
40,850
7.951
Montana
$46,010
1,850
4.069
Iowa
$45,860
6,140
4.175
Nebraska
$45,710
5,530
5.865
Kansas
$45,050
6,860
5.149
Georgia
$44,690
22,170
5.145
Missouri
$44,490
14,770
5.486
Kentucky
$44,160
9,390
5.267
South Carolina
$43,630
9,780
4.851
Oklahoma
$43,250
12,850
8.224
Tennessee
$42,330
24,610
8.474
Louisiana
$41,920
18,560
10.301
Arkansas
$41,760
11,540
9.799
Alabama
$40,680
12,000
6.303
Mississippi
$40,340
9,580
8.898
South Dakota
$39,420
2,020
4.914
Guam
$39,200
100
1.597
West Virginia
$38,940
5,980
9.204
Puerto Rico
$23,840
4,310
5.253