Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Alaska

Licensed practical nurses in Alaska earn an average of $63,650 per year (or $30.60 per hour).

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22% higher than the national average
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Alaska licensed practical nurses earn 22% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

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Licensed practical nurse salary range in Alaska

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $77,810 $37
75th Percentile $75,340 $36
Median $61,680 $29
25th Percentile $58,050 $27

80% of Alaska LPNs earn between $46,520 and $77,810.

Cost-of-living adjusted licensed practical nurse salary in Alaska

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Alaska LPNs earn about $61,676 per year. Cost-of-living in Alaska is 3% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Alaska for licensed practical nurses

Fairbanks, AK $64,460 per year
Anchorage, AK $63,410 per year

Alaska nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Fairbanks, where the average LPNs salary is $64,460 and 60 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Anchorage area comes in second, with a $63,410 average LPN salary and 300 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Alaska?

Dental Hygienist $115,510 per year
Nurse Practitioner $113,820 per year
Physical Therapist $101,190 per year
Registered Nurse $97,230 per year
Nurse Midwife $96,020 per year
Pharmacy Technician $46,430 per year

At a $63,650 average annual salary, LPNs in Alaska tend to earn less than dental hygienists ($115,510), nurse practitioners ($113,820), physical therapists ($101,190), registered nurses ($97,230), and nurse midwives ($96,020). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($46,430).

More about licensed practical nurses

Licensed practical nurses (also known as licensed vocational nurses) are licensed nurses who work with patients in all kinds of settings. They work under the supervision of a doctor, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse. This is an entry-level position within nursing. LPN duties depend on the setting in which they work. Some of their general responsibilities include taking vital signs, providing immunizations, wound care, and emotional support.

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