Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Colorado

Licensed practical nurses in Colorado earn an average of $55,360 per year (or $26.62 per hour).

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6% higher than the national average
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Colorado licensed practical nurses earn 6% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Colorado

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $63,950 $30
75th Percentile $60,780 $29
Median $58,810 $28
25th Percentile $47,670 $22

80% of Colorado LPNs earn between $45,820 and $63,950.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Colorado LPNs earn about $53,799 per year. Cost-of-living in Colorado is 2% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Colorado for licensed practical nurses

Denver, CO $58,190 per year
Boulder, CO $56,820 per year
Greeley, CO $55,320 per year
Colorado Springs, CO $55,160 per year
Pueblo, CO $53,840 per year
Fort Collins, CO $53,700 per year
Grand Junction, CO $49,370 per year

Colorado nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Denver, where the average LPNs salary is $58,190 and 2,150 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Boulder area comes in second, with a $56,820 average LPN salary and 300 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Colorado?

Nurse Anesthetist $175,760 per year
Nurse Midwife $122,620 per year
Nurse Practitioner $112,580 per year
Physical Therapist $89,870 per year
Dental Hygienist $87,140 per year
Registered Nurse $80,670 per year
Pharmacy Technician $40,550 per year

At a $55,360 average annual salary, LPNs in Colorado tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($175,760), nurse midwives ($122,620), nurse practitioners ($112,580), physical therapists ($89,870), dental hygienists ($87,140), and registered nurses ($80,670). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($40,550).

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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