The general starting salary of a hospital Licensed Practical Nurse is about $35,000 a year. The starting salary depends on the employer and location of the hospital. The average salary for hospital Licensed Practical Nurses is between $42,000 and $44,000.
Licensed Practical Nurses don't have to work in hospitals; they can also work in private homes. The highest paying states for Licensed Practical Nurses are Connecticut, Alaska, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Nevada. In order to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, a person has to go through a nurse training program that usually lasts one year. Licensed Practical Nurses are in charge of handling nursing duties, such as monitoring patients' blood pressure, feeding patients and keeping them comfortable.