Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries in the United States

Based on 3,365,024,287 LPN hours reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities in the US (2013-2021)
Average Hourly Wage (2021)
$32.90 / hour
Lowest (25%): $24.67 / hour
Highest (25%): $41.12 / hour
LPN hourly wage averages in the United States (2013-2021)

How much does a LPN get paid in the United States?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are paid an average of $32.90 per hour ($68,430 annually) in the United States based on 293,200,459 hours of LPN wage information reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities for the fiscal year ending in 2021 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Average Annual LPN Salaries
United States

LPN salaries by year in the United States
Year Avg Salary LPN Hours
2021 $68,430 293,200,459
2020 $65,794 315,766,877
2019 $61,293 401,344,100
2018 $59,441 369,230,870
2017 $57,708 430,697,198
2016 $55,937 413,259,197
2015 $54,075 406,091,459
2014 $53,268 403,510,363
2013 $52,807 331,923,764
Last Updated: August 1, 2022