Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Pennsylvania

Licensed practical nurses in Pennsylvania earn an average of $51,090 per year (or $24.56 per hour).

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Pennsylvania licensed practical nurses earn 1% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Pennsylvania

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $61,250 $29
75th Percentile $58,810 $28
Median $48,220 $23
25th Percentile $46,690 $22

80% of Pennsylvania LPNs earn between $38,470 and $61,250.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Pennsylvania LPNs earn about $52,346 per year. Cost-of-living in Pennsylvania is 2% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Pennsylvania for licensed practical nurses

Philadelphia, PA $55,640 per year
Easton, PA $51,820 per year
Reading, PA $51,610 per year
Carlisle, PA $51,550 per year
Gettysburg, PA $51,020 per year
Lebanon, PA $50,820 per year
Lancaster, PA $50,740 per year
Williamsport, PA $49,730 per year
Chambersburg, PA $49,720 per year
York, PA $49,390 per year

Pennsylvania nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Philadelphia, where the average LPNs salary is $55,640 and 15,970 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Easton area comes in second, with a $51,820 average LPN salary and 2,140 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Pennsylvania?

Nurse Anesthetist $203,150 per year
Nurse Practitioner $117,260 per year
Nurse Midwife $111,980 per year
Physical Therapist $94,400 per year
Registered Nurse $76,000 per year
Dental Hygienist $71,710 per year
Pharmacy Technician $34,760 per year

At a $51,090 average annual salary, LPNs in Pennsylvania tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($203,150), nurse practitioners ($117,260), nurse midwives ($111,980), physical therapists ($94,400), registered nurses ($76,000), and dental hygienists ($71,710). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($34,760).

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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