Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Licensed Practical Nurse Pay in the Southeast

May 2022 employment data published this year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that there were about 632,000 licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at work in the United States.  Known as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in certain parts of the country, LPNs comprise one of the largest healthcare occupations in the U.S.  Nearly 190,000 licensed practical nurses were employed in the twelve-state Southeastern region of the country. Home to 30% of all LPNs nationally, the Southeast is easily the worst region in the country for LPN pay as licensed practical nurse annual mean wage levels in all twelve states in the region fell below the national average.  Moreover, seven Southeastern states ranked among the ten states nationally with the lowest LPN annual mean wages.  A closer examination of BLS data from May 2022 reveals the following about licensed practical nurse pay in the Southeast region of the U.S.:

Licensed Practical Nurse Pay in the Southeast

Licensed Practical Nurse Pay in the Southeast

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 10,290 $45,260 50th
AR 10,790 $45,990 48th
FL 36,970 $53,780 29th
GA 22,900 $50,830 41st
KY 10,370 $49,570 42nd
LA 19,230 $47,430 45th
MS 8,660 $45,020 51st
NC 16,230 $53,010 31st
SC 9,080 $51,060 40th
TN 20,480 $46,540 46th
VA 18,490 $52,790 33rd
WV 6,200 $45,530 49th
U.S. 632,020 $55,860 -------

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

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on December 2, 2023

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