Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Oklahoma

Licensed practical nurses in Oklahoma earn an average of $44,910 per year (or $21.59 per hour).

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13% lower than the national average
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Oklahoma licensed practical nurses earn 13% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Oklahoma

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $55,800 $26
75th Percentile $48,070 $23
Median $46,480 $22
25th Percentile $37,500 $18

80% of Oklahoma LPNs earn between $36,620 and $55,800.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Oklahoma LPNs earn about $49,189 per year. Cost-of-living in Oklahoma is 8% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Oklahoma for licensed practical nurses

Tulsa, OK $47,890 per year
Oklahoma City, OK $46,000 per year
Enid, OK $45,990 per year
Lawton, OK $41,240 per year

Oklahoma nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Tulsa, where the average LPNs salary is $47,890 and 2,270 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Oklahoma City area comes in second, with a $46,000 average LPN salary and 3,990 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Oklahoma?

Nurse Anesthetist $181,660 per year
Nurse Practitioner $116,650 per year
Physical Therapist $92,670 per year
Dental Hygienist $83,290 per year
Registered Nurse $68,180 per year
Pharmacy Technician $34,750 per year

At a $44,910 average annual salary, LPNs in Oklahoma tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($181,660), nurse practitioners ($116,650), physical therapists ($92,670), dental hygienists ($83,290), and registered nurses ($68,180). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($34,750).

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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