Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Licensed practical nurses in Albuquerque, NM earn an average of $50,450 per year (or $24.25 per hour).

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0% higher than the national average

Albuquerque licensed practical nurses earn 0% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $50,090 (or $24.08 per hour).

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Licensed practical nurse salary range in Albuquerque, NM

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $64,810 $31
75th Percentile $59,850 $28
Median $51,920 $24
25th Percentile $42,950 $20

80% of Albuquerque LPNs earn between $34,880 and $64,810.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Albuquerque LPNs earn about $53,899 per year. Cost-of-living in Albuquerque is 6% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in New Mexico for licensed practical nurses

Las Cruces, NM $52,780 per year
Farmington, NM $47,680 per year
Santa Fe, NM $44,150 per year

How much do similar professions get paid in Albuquerque, NM?

Nurse Practitioner $108,990 per year
Physical Therapist $88,130 per year
Registered Nurse $76,740 per year
Dental Hygienist $75,990 per year
Pharmacy Technician $36,190 per year

At a $50,450 average annual salary, LPNs in Albuquerque tend to earn less than nurse practitioners ($108,990), physical therapists ($88,130), registered nurses ($76,740), and dental hygienists ($75,990). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($36,190).

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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