How Much Does a Typical Licensed Vocational Nurse Make Per Hour?


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The typical or median hourly wage for a licensed vocational nurse was $20.43 as of May 2014, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Twenty-five percent of vocational nurses earned at or above $23.78 per hour. The bottom 25 percent made $17.20 or less hourly.

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The average hourly wage for LVNs was $20.87, slightly above the median wage. In nursing care facilities, the largest employment arena, the average hourly income was $21.39. In medical and surgical hospitals, pay was $20.35 per hour. In physicians offices, the average was $39,930 per hour. Connecticut was the top-paying state for LVNs, with an average hourly rate of $26.53.

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