Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Maine

Licensed practical nurses in Maine earn an average of $50,790 per year (or $24.42 per hour).

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

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Licensed practical nurse salary range in Maine

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $61,480 $29
75th Percentile $58,820 $28
Median $47,900 $23
25th Percentile $46,620 $22

80% of Maine LPNs earn between $37,030 and $61,480.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Maine LPNs earn about $52,469 per year. Cost-of-living in Maine is 3% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Maine for licensed practical nurses

Portland, ME $55,070 per year
Bangor, ME $51,060 per year
Auburn, ME $50,810 per year

Maine nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Portland, where the average LPNs salary is $55,070 and 290 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Bangor area comes in second, with a $51,060 average LPN salary and 110 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Maine?

Nurse Anesthetist $209,050 per year
Nurse Midwife $125,020 per year
Nurse Practitioner $116,370 per year
Physical Therapist $85,620 per year
Registered Nurse $73,630 per year
Dental Hygienist $71,640 per year
Pharmacy Technician $35,220 per year

At a $50,790 average annual salary, LPNs in Maine tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($209,050), nurse midwives ($125,020), nurse practitioners ($116,370), physical therapists ($85,620), registered nurses ($73,630), and dental hygienists ($71,640). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($35,220).

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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