Google Trend growth of search interest around an LPN increased a lot from 2005 and saw a small decline from 2009 to 2013. The trend is still very solid and shows that LPNs have strong interest surrounded around their profession.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for LPNs is classified under Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses. A very popular profession that is always in the need of more workers had a median salary rate in 2010 of $40,380 a year which is about $19.42 an hour. The total number of LPN jobs available on the market in 2010 was 752,300 with a growth rate of 22% expected to take place from 2010 to 2020. This will add nearly 168,500 licensed practical nurse jobs to the healthcare job market. As you can see from our salary by state LPN wages listed below a licensed practical nurse can expect to make as much $51,000 a year if getting employed in one of the highest paying states.
Listed below is information that is specific to LPN job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a LPN. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for LPNs and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”