Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Mississippi

Licensed practical nurses in Mississippi earn an average of $41,530 per year (or $19.97 per hour).

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19% lower than the national average
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Mississippi licensed practical nurses earn 19% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Mississippi

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $48,260 $23
75th Percentile $46,750 $22
Median $38,610 $18
25th Percentile $36,850 $17

80% of Mississippi LPNs earn between $35,310 and $48,260.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Mississippi LPNs earn about $47,300 per year. Cost-of-living in Mississippi is 12% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Mississippi for licensed practical nurses

Biloxi, MS $44,650 per year
Jackson, MS $42,770 per year
Hattiesburg, MS $39,300 per year

Mississippi nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Biloxi, where the average LPNs salary is $44,650 and 910 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Jackson area comes in second, with a $42,770 average LPN salary and 1,820 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Mississippi?

Nurse Anesthetist $182,940 per year
Nurse Midwife $127,960 per year
Nurse Practitioner $111,750 per year
Physical Therapist $95,990 per year
Registered Nurse $63,130 per year
Dental Hygienist $57,670 per year
Pharmacy Technician $34,460 per year

At a $41,530 average annual salary, LPNs in Mississippi tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($182,940), nurse midwives ($127,960), nurse practitioners ($111,750), physical therapists ($95,990), registered nurses ($63,130), and dental hygienists ($57,670). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($34,460).

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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