Sunday, June 27, 2021

Licensed Practical Nurse Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Recently published employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that, as of May 2020, there were more than 676,000 licensed practical nurses (LPNs) employed in the United States.  Also known as license vocational nurses (LVNs) in some parts of the country, licensed practical nurses make up one of the largest healthcare occupations in the U.S.  Approximately 96,000 of those LPN jobs were in the five-state Great Lakes region of the country. A closer examination of BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about licensed practical nurse pay in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.:

Licensed Practical Nurse Pay in the Great Lakes Region

Licensed Practical Nurse Pay in the Great Lakes Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IL 19,630 $54,580 14th
IN 14,710 $47,890 30th
MI 12,700 $52,220 18th
OH 40,850 $46,590 35th
WI 8,050 $48,070 28th
U.S. 676,440 $50,090 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on April 26, 2021

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