Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Portland

Licensed practical nurses in Portland earn an average of $61,410 per year (or $29.52 per hour).

United States
Portland, OR
18% higher than the national average
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Portland licensed practical nurses earn 18% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Portland, OR

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $73,400 $35
75th Percentile $63,890 $30
Median $61,160 $29
25th Percentile $59,120 $28

80% of Portland LPNs earn between $48,480 and $73,400.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Portland LPNs earn about $58,098 per year. Cost-of-living in Portland is 5% 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

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
Redmond, 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 Salem, where the average LPNs salary is $60,110 and 560 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Albany area comes in second, with a $59,000 average LPN salary and 100 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Portland, OR?

Nurse Anesthetist $225,020 per year
Nurse Practitioner $127,990 per year
Nurse Midwife $125,160 per year
Registered Nurse $101,710 per year
Dental Hygienist $98,180 per year
Physical Therapist $92,210 per year
Pharmacy Technician $47,180 per year

At a $61,410 average annual salary, LPNs in Portland tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($225,020), nurse practitioners ($127,990), nurse midwives ($125,160), registered nurses ($101,710), dental hygienists ($98,180), and physical therapists ($92,210). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($47,180).

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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