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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
$66,720
330
1.127
California
$62,410
71320
4.341
Massachusetts
$59,910
14790
4.415
Washington
$59,720
7870
2.464
Nevada
$59,710
2690
2.152
Rhode Island
$58,720
1120
2.536
Connecticut
$58,420
7950
5.161
District of Columbia
$58,100
1390
2.017
New Jersey
$58,010
15590
4.122
Oregon
$57,860
3810
2.108
Maryland
$56,830
8940
3.545
New Hampshire
$56,460
2070
3.347
Arizona
$56,400
7440
2.626
Delaware
$54,300
2290
5.365
Colorado
$53,950
4960
1.924
Illinois
$53,640
19630
3.487
Hawaii
$52,950
930
1.624
Michigan
$52,250
12700
3.235
New Mexico
$51,350
1900
2.419
New York
$51,110
44440
5.113
Vermont
$50,940
990
3.506
Virgin Islands
$50,930
170
4.646
Pennsylvania
$49,890
35240
6.392
Minnesota
$49,330
14210
5.245
Wyoming
$48,320
440
1.690
Maine
$48,050
1070
1.862
Idaho
$47,960
2520
3.504
North Dakota
$47,910
2520
6.289
Texas
$47,760
69650
5.755
Utah
$47,690
1860
1.246
Wisconsin
$47,690
8050
2.970
Indiana
$47,520
14710
5.040
North Carolina
$47,080
16250
3.790
Ohio
$46,450
40850
7.951
Florida
$46,290
41560
4.923
Montana
$46,210
1850
4.069
Virginia
$46,130
20750
5.605
Iowa
$45,840
6140
4.175
Nebraska
$45,820
5530
5.865
Kansas
$45,140
6860
5.149
Georgia
$44,760
22170
5.145
Missouri
$44,670
14770
5.486
Kentucky
$44,430
9390
5.267
South Carolina
$44,130
9780
4.851
Oklahoma
$43,170
12850
8.224
Tennessee
$42,640
24610
8.474
Louisiana
$41,940
18560
10.301
Arkansas
$41,460
11540
9.799
Alabama
$40,340
12000
6.303
Mississippi
$40,060
9580
8.898
South Dakota
$38,930
2020
4.914
West Virginia
$37,920
5980
9.204
Guam
$37,910
100
1.597
Puerto Rico
$21,240
4310
5.253