Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Georgia

Licensed practical nurses in Georgia earn an average of $47,370 per year (or $22.77 per hour).

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8% lower than the national average
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Georgia licensed practical nurses earn 8% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Georgia

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $59,470 $28
75th Percentile $50,970 $24
Median $46,910 $22
25th Percentile $40,210 $19

80% of Georgia LPNs earn between $36,620 and $59,470.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Georgia LPNs earn about $50,126 per year. Cost-of-living in Georgia is 5% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Georgia for licensed practical nurses

Sandy Springs, GA $51,610 per year
Savannah, GA $47,160 per year
Rome, GA $46,160 per year
Richmond County, GA $46,010 per year
Athens, GA $45,900 per year
Gainesville, GA $45,280 per year
Macon, GA $44,480 per year
Hinesville, GA $44,020 per year
Dalton, GA $43,940 per year
Columbus, GA $43,470 per year

Georgia nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Sandy Springs, where the average LPNs salary is $51,610 and 9,490 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Savannah area comes in second, with a $47,160 average LPN salary and 860 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Georgia?

Nurse Anesthetist $177,960 per year
Nurse Practitioner $109,560 per year
Nurse Midwife $99,140 per year
Physical Therapist $93,980 per year
Registered Nurse $75,380 per year
Dental Hygienist $73,140 per year
Pharmacy Technician $34,220 per year

At a $47,370 average annual salary, LPNs in Georgia tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($177,960), nurse practitioners ($109,560), nurse midwives ($99,140), physical therapists ($93,980), registered nurses ($75,380), and dental hygienists ($73,140). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($34,220).

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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