Google Trend growth of search interest around an LPN increased a lot from 2005 and saw a small decline from 2009 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015 the trend looks very stable with interest. You can see the dotted lines, which are the forecast going into 2016 that it looks like it will increase slightly more than 2015. 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 BLS updated the median salary rate with 2012 data to $41,540 a year which is about $19.97 an hour. This adds $1,160 a year to the pay and shows a bump in the per hour rate by .55 cents. 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. For the newer data for 2012 figures the total LPN jobs available were reported as 738,400 and the growth rate was moved up to 25% from 2012-2020. The old number of jobs reported by the BLS was 168,500 licensed practical nurse jobs and was updated to 182,900 for 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.”
There are two pieces of salary data below. One is a table showing LPN Salaries recorded in 2015 the one below that are images showing the salaries for licensed practical nurses in 2013. Looking at the differences will give you some idea of changes year to year in the job market listings and salaries they offer for how much LPNs are paid.
LPN Salary Information For 2015This table displays LPN Salaries By State so that people can compare how much an LPN makes in a specific state. This comparison engine will help people easily identify the best salaries for LPNs.
|LPN||American Samoa||$48,000||20% higher||2015|
|LPN||New Hampshire||$39,000||1% lower||2015|
|LPN||New Jersey||$43,000||8% higher||2015|
|LPN||New Mexico||$35,000||13% lower||2015|
|LPN||New York||$48,000||21% higher||2015|
|LPN||North Carolina||$38,000||5% lower||2015|
|LPN||North Dakota||$35,000||11% lower||2015|
|LPN||Puerto Rico||$38,000||3% lower||2015|
|LPN||Rhode Island||$36,000||9% lower||2015|
|LPN||South Carolina||$39,000||1% lower||2015|
|LPN||South Dakota||$30,000||25% lower||2015|
|LPN||Virgin Islands||$41,000||2% higher||2015|
|LPN||Washington DC||$50,000||25% higher||2015|
|LPN||West Virginia||$38,000||6% lower||2015|