Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Montana

Licensed practical nurses in Montana earn an average of $48,300 per year (or $23.22 per hour).

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6% lower than the national average
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Montana licensed practical nurses earn 6% 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 Montana

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $59,850 $28
75th Percentile $55,950 $26
Median $47,000 $22
25th Percentile $45,970 $22

80% of Montana LPNs earn between $36,800 and $59,850.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Montana LPNs earn about $52,272 per year. Cost-of-living in Montana 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 Montana for licensed practical nurses

Missoula, MT $50,130 per year
Billings, MT $48,170 per year
Great Falls, MT $46,170 per year

Montana nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Missoula, where the average LPNs salary is $50,130 and 240 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Billings area comes in second, with a $48,170 average LPN salary and 430 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Montana?

Nurse Anesthetist $216,420 per year
Nurse Practitioner $115,710 per year
Physical Therapist $84,600 per year
Dental Hygienist $80,140 per year
Registered Nurse $73,610 per year
Pharmacy Technician $38,730 per year

At a $48,300 average annual salary, LPNs in Montana tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($216,420), nurse practitioners ($115,710), physical therapists ($84,600), dental hygienists ($80,140), and registered nurses ($73,610). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($38,730).

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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