Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Illinois

Licensed practical nurses in Illinois earn an average of $54,080 per year (or $26.00 per hour).

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Illinois licensed practical nurses earn 4% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Illinois

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $61,770 $29
75th Percentile $60,050 $28
Median $52,700 $25
25th Percentile $47,260 $22

80% of Illinois LPNs earn between $45,200 and $61,770.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Illinois LPNs earn about $53,810 per year. Cost-of-living in Illinois is 0% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Illinois for licensed practical nurses

Chicago, IL $57,480 per year
Kankakee, IL $54,050 per year
Rockford, IL $52,210 per year
Peoria, IL $51,060 per year
Champaign, IL $50,880 per year
Bloomington, IL $49,960 per year
Decatur, IL $49,790 per year
Danville, IL $49,610 per year
Springfield, IL $48,600 per year
Moline, IL $47,490 per year

Illinois nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Chicago, where the average LPNs salary is $57,480 and 10,740 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Kankakee area comes in second, with a $54,050 average LPN salary and 210 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Illinois?

Nurse Anesthetist $250,280 per year
Nurse Practitioner $120,470 per year
Nurse Midwife $115,690 per year
Physical Therapist $97,060 per year
Registered Nurse $78,260 per year
Dental Hygienist $76,640 per year
Pharmacy Technician $37,090 per year

At a $54,080 average annual salary, LPNs in Illinois tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($250,280), nurse practitioners ($120,470), nurse midwives ($115,690), physical therapists ($97,060), registered nurses ($78,260), and dental hygienists ($76,640). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($37,090).

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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