Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Louisiana

Licensed practical nurses in Louisiana earn an average of $43,900 per year (or $21.11 per hour).

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Louisiana licensed practical nurses earn 15% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Louisiana

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $50,800 $24
75th Percentile $47,610 $22
Median $46,160 $22
25th Percentile $37,300 $17

80% of Louisiana LPNs earn between $36,130 and $50,800.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Louisiana LPNs earn about $47,357 per year. Cost-of-living in Louisiana is 7% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Louisiana for licensed practical nurses

New Orleans, LA $46,270 per year
Baton Rouge, LA $45,310 per year
Houma, LA $44,360 per year
Bossier City, LA $43,940 per year
Hammond, LA $43,730 per year
Alexandria, LA $42,910 per year
Lake Charles, LA $42,270 per year
Monroe, LA $42,160 per year
Lafayette, LA $41,810 per year

Louisiana nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is New Orleans, where the average LPNs salary is $46,270 and 3,760 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Baton Rouge area comes in second, with a $45,310 average LPN salary and 3,020 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Louisiana?

Nurse Anesthetist $166,810 per year
Nurse Practitioner $112,650 per year
Physical Therapist $96,140 per year
Dental Hygienist $74,240 per year
Registered Nurse $70,380 per year
Pharmacy Technician $35,260 per year

At a $43,900 average annual salary, LPNs in Louisiana tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($166,810), nurse practitioners ($112,650), physical therapists ($96,140), dental hygienists ($74,240), and registered nurses ($70,380). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($35,260).

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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