Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses

Training Requirements for Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
Percent
Less than High School 1.5
High School 22.5
Some College 54.0
Associates Degree 17.3
Bachelors Degree 3.8
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment Outlook for Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses

This represents about 719,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 117,000 more licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 322,000 more.

Typical Income for Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses

Hourly Income

On average,licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make $21.56 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses $15.63 $17.81 $21.20 $24.63 $29.05
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make $44,840 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses $32,510 $37,040 $44,090 $51,220 $60,420
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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