Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Oregon

Licensed practical nurses in Oregon earn an average of $60,090 per year (or $28.89 per hour).

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15% higher than the national average
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Oregon licensed practical nurses earn 15% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Oregon

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $73,680 $35
75th Percentile $63,040 $30
Median $60,240 $28
25th Percentile $57,350 $27

80% of Oregon LPNs earn between $47,670 and $73,680.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Oregon LPNs earn about $58,567 per year. Cost-of-living in Oregon is 2% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Oregon for licensed practical nurses

Hillsboro, OR $61,410 per year
Salem, OR $60,110 per year
Albany, OR $59,000 per year
Medford, OR $58,660 per year
Eugene, OR $57,590 per year
Grants Pass, OR $56,840 per year
Corvallis, OR $55,880 per year
Bend, OR $55,330 per year

Oregon nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Hillsboro, where the average LPNs salary is $61,410 and 2,100 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Salem area comes in second, with a $60,110 average LPN salary and 560 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Oregon?

Nurse Anesthetist $225,560 per year
Nurse Practitioner $128,190 per year
Nurse Midwife $122,880 per year
Registered Nurse $98,630 per year
Dental Hygienist $94,420 per year
Physical Therapist $90,470 per year
Pharmacy Technician $45,240 per year

At a $60,090 average annual salary, LPNs in Oregon tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($225,560), nurse practitioners ($128,190), nurse midwives ($122,880), registered nurses ($98,630), dental hygienists ($94,420), and physical therapists ($90,470). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($45,240).

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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