The median annual wage for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses was $43,170 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,040, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $59,510.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Nursing and residential care facilities
Home healthcare services
Hospitals; state, local, and private
Offices of physicians
Most licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses work full time, although about 1 in 5 worked part time in 2014. Many work nights, weekends, and holidays, because medical care takes place at all hours. They may be required to work shifts of longer than 8 hours.
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Median annual wages, May 2015
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
Health technologists and technicians
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics