What is the salary range for a licensed vocational nurse?


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As of 2012, the average yearly salary for a licensed vocational nurse is roughly $41,500. The lowest 10 percent earned less than approximately $31,000 while the highest 10 percent earned more than about $57,400.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a projected 25 percent job growth increase is expected for licensed vocational nurses between 2012 and 2022, which is much faster when compared to the average for all other occupations. Job growth is contributed to the aging baby boomer population as well as the need for licensed vocational nurses in home health services and residential care environments. Nurses are also needed to help treat the swelling number of chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes.

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