LVN Salary

The salary of LVN will change depending on many factors, including skill sets, experiences, education and location (for example in hospitals, at homes or some individual institutions), etc. How much do LVNs make? Hopefully LVNsalary.org can help you find the answer.

Average LVN Salary: $47,540 per year

LVN WagesThe salary for Vocational Nurse in the United States is $47,540 per annum, which is $2,240 higher than the U.S. national income. LVN average salary is $3,962 per month, $914 per week and $22.86 per hour.

Salary Range

  MINIMUM AVERAGE MAXIMUM
LVN pay $35,500 $47,540 $67,000 (+)
U.S. national income $19,460 $45,300 $232,467 (+)

California and Texas

  HOURLY WEEKLY MONTHLY YEARLY
California $27.49 $1,099 $4,764 $57,170
Texas $24.10 $963 $4,176 $50,120

Careers

A research nurse LVN is one of the highest paying jobs in the country, with the average income sitting at $58,500 per year.

LVN HOURLY YEARLY
Research Nurse $28.12 $58,500
Correction $24.24 $50,420
Family Care $21.99 $45,750
Home Health $18.99 $39,500
Primecare Outpatient Clinic $18.94 $39,400

 

Top Paying Cities

CITY HOURLY WEEKLY MONTHLY YEARLY
San Francisco $32.00 $1,280 $5,546 $66,550
Sacramento $29.05 $1,161 $5,035 $60,420
Los Angeles $26.83 $1,073 $4,651 $55,810
San Diego $26.27 $1,051 $4,553 $54,640
Irvine $26.06 $1.042 $4,516 $54,200
Dallas $25.15 $1,006 $4,359 $52,310
Houston $25.07 $1,003 $4,345 $52,140
San Antonio $23.38 $935 $4,052 $48,620

Top 5 Industries

By working at college or for an insurance company, a nurse can make at least $54,000 a year.

INDUSTRY HOURLY ANNUAL
Junior Colleges, Community Colleges $26.83 $55,820
Insurance Companies $26.22 $54,550
Grantmaking and Giving Services $25.23 $52,490
Scientific Research and Development Services $24.77 $51,540
Lessors of Real Estate $24.24 $50,420

 

States and Territories

Connecticut is the best paying state for LVNs, earning an average of $59,560 per year. Here is the list of 54 U.S. states and territories:

 

Metropolitan areas

“The City by the Bay” is the highest paying metro area for a nurse in California.

METRO AREA HOURLY RATE YEARLY INCOME
San Francisco – Oakland – Hayward, CA $32.01 $66,590
San Mateo – Redwood City, CA Metro Division $31.49 $65,500
Salinas, CA $31.17 $64,850
Vallejo – Fairfield, CA $30.74 $63,950
San Jose – Santa Clara – Sunnyvale, CA $30.50 $63,450

 

Nonmetropolitan areas

Southeast Alaska and St. Mary’s County, Maryland, are two of the best non-metro areas based on annual salaries.

NON-METRO AREA HOURLY YEARLY
Southeast Alaska $29.39 $61,150
St. Mary’s County, Maryland $29.06 $60,450
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska $28.17 $58,600
North Valley Region of California $27.81 $57,850
Mother Lode Region of CA $27.11 $56,400

 

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