Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Texas

Licensed practical nurses in Texas earn an average of $50,220 per year (or $24.15 per hour).

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Texas licensed practical nurses earn 3% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Texas

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $61,010 $29
75th Percentile $57,610 $27
Median $48,520 $23
25th Percentile $46,170 $22

80% of Texas LPNs earn between $37,310 and $61,010.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Texas LPNs earn about $50,472 per year. Cost-of-living in Texas is 0% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Texas for licensed practical nurses

Midland, TX $54,520 per year
Dallas, TX $53,440 per year
Houston, TX $52,960 per year
Round Rock, TX $52,800 per year
New Braunfels, TX $51,330 per year
Odessa, TX $49,450 per year
Killeen, TX $48,920 per year
Waco, TX $48,500 per year
Tyler, TX $48,430 per year
Sherman, TX $48,210 per year

Texas nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Midland, where the average LPNs salary is $54,520 and 410 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Dallas area comes in second, with a $53,440 average LPN salary and 14,790 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Texas?

Nurse Anesthetist $197,540 per year
Nurse Practitioner $117,890 per year
Physical Therapist $98,340 per year
Nurse Midwife $85,030 per year
Registered Nurse $79,120 per year
Dental Hygienist $77,590 per year
Pharmacy Technician $38,330 per year

At a $50,220 average annual salary, LPNs in Texas tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($197,540), nurse practitioners ($117,890), physical therapists ($98,340), nurse midwives ($85,030), registered nurses ($79,120), and dental hygienists ($77,590). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($38,330).

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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