Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Minnesota

Licensed practical nurses in Minnesota earn an average of $51,160 per year (or $24.59 per hour).

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Minnesota licensed practical nurses earn 1% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Minnesota

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $60,780 $29
75th Percentile $59,120 $28
Median $47,970 $23
25th Percentile $46,910 $22

80% of Minnesota LPNs earn between $45,180 and $60,780.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Minnesota LPNs earn about $51,886 per year. Cost-of-living in Minnesota is 1% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Minnesota for licensed practical nurses

Bloomington, MN $52,800 per year
Rochester, MN $52,500 per year
North Mankato, MN $49,960 per year
St. Cloud, MN $49,030 per year
Duluth, MN $48,650 per year

Minnesota nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Bloomington, where the average LPNs salary is $52,800 and 7,520 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Rochester area comes in second, with a $52,500 average LPN salary and 1,070 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Minnesota?

Nurse Anesthetist $214,460 per year
Nurse Practitioner $127,010 per year
Nurse Midwife $119,970 per year
Physical Therapist $86,370 per year
Registered Nurse $84,030 per year
Dental Hygienist $79,820 per year
Pharmacy Technician $42,220 per year

At a $51,160 average annual salary, LPNs in Minnesota tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($214,460), nurse practitioners ($127,010), nurse midwives ($119,970), physical therapists ($86,370), registered nurses ($84,030), and dental hygienists ($79,820). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($42,220).

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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