Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Alabama

Licensed practical nurses in Alabama earn an average of $41,540 per year (or $19.97 per hour).

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Alabama licensed practical nurses earn 19% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Alabama

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $49,540 $23
75th Percentile $47,000 $22
Median $40,120 $19
25th Percentile $36,770 $17

80% of Alabama LPNs earn between $29,390 and $49,540.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Alabama LPNs earn about $46,517 per year. Cost-of-living in Alabama is 10% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Alabama for licensed practical nurses

Birmingham, AL $44,610 per year
Fairhope, AL $43,110 per year
Huntsville, AL $42,430 per year
Tuscaloosa, AL $42,270 per year
Montgomery, AL $41,740 per year
Decatur, AL $41,140 per year
Mobile, AL $41,060 per year
Gadsden, AL $40,160 per year
Florence, AL $40,030 per year
Jacksonville, AL $39,570 per year

Alabama nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Birmingham, where the average LPNs salary is $44,610 and 2,170 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Fairhope area comes in second, with a $43,110 average LPN salary and 270 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Alabama?

Nurse Anesthetist $188,840 per year
Nurse Practitioner $102,410 per year
Physical Therapist $94,210 per year
Registered Nurse $61,920 per year
Dental Hygienist $51,130 per year
Pharmacy Technician $32,620 per year

At a $41,540 average annual salary, LPNs in Alabama tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($188,840), nurse practitioners ($102,410), physical therapists ($94,210), registered nurses ($61,920), and dental hygienists ($51,130). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($32,620).

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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