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Average Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Hourly Pay

$22.30
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$500
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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse is $22.30.
10%
$17.34
MEDIAN
$22.30
90%
$27.64
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $28
Bonus
$1 - $9,060
Total Pay
$36,663 - $62,017
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What Do Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses Do?

Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Tasks
  • Interview patients and monitor data like weight, blood pressure, and vital signs, documenting results on patient charts.
  • Answer patient calls and visits, and provide knowledge and guidance.
  • Clean rooms, change linens, and sterilize equipment.
  • Review physician orders, lab results and care instructions with patients, answering questions and administering treatment.

Job Satisfaction for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse

3.8 out of 5
(47)
Highly Satisfied
5Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse

The top respondents for the job title Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse are from the companies Texas Childrens Pediatric Associates, DaVita Inc. and Kindred Healthcare. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $24.23. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include DaVita Inc., earning around $23.00. PSA healthcare pays the lowest at around $21.36. Texas Childrens Pediatric Associates also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.88.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses?

Skills in Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Acute Care and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses?

An entry-level Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.04 based on 16 salaries. An early career Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.55 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.06 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.48 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (7.2% more) and Austin, Texas (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (10.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (10.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 257 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
30.4%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
17.9%
Late Career
23.7%