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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 $48,820 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.