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Salary, Wages, Pay: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses




Median annual earnings of licensed practical nurses were $31,440 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $26,430 and $37,050. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,860, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $44,040. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of licensed practical nurses in 2002 were as follows:

Employment services $40,550
Home health care services 32,850
Nursing care facilities 32,220
General medical and surgical hospitals 30,310
Offices of physicians 28,710