Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Maryland

Licensed practical nurses in Maryland earn an average of $56,380 per year (or $27.11 per hour).

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

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Maryland

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $65,220 $31
75th Percentile $61,140 $29
Median $58,760 $28
25th Percentile $47,510 $22

80% of Maryland LPNs earn between $46,810 and $65,220.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Maryland LPNs earn about $52,938 per year. Cost-of-living in Maryland is 6% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Maryland for licensed practical nurses

California, MD $58,930 per year
Baltimore, MD $55,250 per year
Hagerstown, MD $54,120 per year
Salisbury, MD $51,700 per year
Cumberland, MD $49,600 per year

Maryland nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is California, where the average LPNs salary is $58,930 and 140 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Baltimore area comes in second, with a $55,250 average LPN salary and 4,290 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Maryland?

Nurse Anesthetist $180,560 per year
Nurse Practitioner $115,700 per year
Nurse Midwife $113,860 per year
Physical Therapist $90,710 per year
Dental Hygienist $89,340 per year
Registered Nurse $82,660 per year
Pharmacy Technician $37,840 per year

At a $56,380 average annual salary, LPNs in Maryland tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($180,560), nurse practitioners ($115,700), nurse midwives ($113,860), physical therapists ($90,710), dental hygienists ($89,340), and registered nurses ($82,660). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($37,840).

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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