Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Delaware

Licensed practical nurses in Delaware earn an average of $53,040 per year (or $25.50 per hour).

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2% higher than the national average
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Delaware licensed practical nurses earn 2% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Delaware

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $61,830 $29
75th Percentile $59,120 $28
Median $55,290 $26
25th Percentile $47,030 $22

80% of Delaware LPNs earn between $45,360 and $61,830.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Delaware LPNs earn about $54,177 per year. Cost-of-living in Delaware is 2% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Delaware for licensed practical nurses

Wilmington, DE $55,640 per year
Dover, DE $48,570 per year

Delaware nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Wilmington, where the average LPNs salary is $55,640 and 15,970 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Dover area comes in second, with a $48,570 average LPN salary and 480 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Delaware?

Nurse Practitioner $116,230 per year
Nurse Midwife $106,730 per year
Physical Therapist $100,490 per year
Dental Hygienist $86,280 per year
Registered Nurse $77,760 per year
Pharmacy Technician $35,210 per year

At a $53,040 average annual salary, LPNs in Delaware tend to earn less than nurse practitioners ($116,230), nurse midwives ($106,730), physical therapists ($100,490), dental hygienists ($86,280), and registered nurses ($77,760). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($35,210).

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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