What Is the Average Salary for an LPN?

What Is the Average Salary for an LPN?

What Is the Average Salary for an LPN?

As of May 2013, the average annual salary for a licensed practical nurse was $42,910, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approximately 10 percent of LPNs earned at or below $31,300 per year, while the top 10 percent earned at or above $58,020 per year.

The highest-paying large employment sector was home health care, where LPNs averaged $44,970 per year as of May 2013, reports the BLS. LPNs in continuing care retirement communities averaged $44,230 per year. Connecticut was the highest-paying state for LPNs, with average pay at $54,690 per year. Alaska was next at $54,010 per year.