Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in District of Columbia

Licensed practical nurses in District of Columbia earn an average of $57,250 per year (or $27.52 per hour).

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10% higher than the national average
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District of Columbia licensed practical nurses earn 10% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in District of Columbia

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $74,200 $35
75th Percentile $61,160 $29
Median $59,810 $28
25th Percentile $47,580 $22

80% of District of Columbia LPNs earn between $38,000 and $74,200.

Cost-of-living adjusted licensed practical nurse salary in District of Columbia

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, District of Columbia LPNs earn about $51,345 per year. Cost-of-living in District of Columbia is 11% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in District of Columbia for licensed practical nurses

Washington, DC $56,480 per year

District of Columbia nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Washington, where the average LPNs salary is $56,480 and 8,130 licensed practical nurses are currently employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in District of Columbia?

Nurse Practitioner $125,290 per year
Registered Nurse $98,540 per year
Physical Therapist $96,090 per year
Dental Hygienist $94,650 per year
Nurse Midwife $94,030 per year
Pharmacy Technician $46,240 per year

At a $57,250 average annual salary, LPNs in District of Columbia tend to earn less than nurse practitioners ($125,290), registered nurses ($98,540), physical therapists ($96,090), dental hygienists ($94,650), and nurse midwives ($94,030). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($46,240).

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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