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Mid-Career Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salary

An average Mid-Career Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse can expect to take home roughly $18.85 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Mid-Career Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,540 - $60,429
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,421
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$15.27 - $25.32
(Median)
$15
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,540 - $60,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,060  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,472 - $54,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $25.32  
   
Overtime
$21.04 - $38.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,060  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$32,472 - $54,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries

Elder Care
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Telemetry
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Acute Care
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National Average
$40,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 6%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 6%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 38%