Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Virginia

Licensed practical nurses in Virginia earn an average of $48,430 per year (or $23.28 per hour).

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6% lower than the national average
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Virginia licensed practical nurses earn 6% lower than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Virginia

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $60,370 $29
75th Percentile $56,570 $27
Median $47,210 $22
25th Percentile $40,120 $19

80% of Virginia LPNs earn between $36,930 and $60,370.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Virginia LPNs earn about $47,950 per year. Cost-of-living in Virginia is 1% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Virginia for licensed practical nurses

Arlington, VA $56,480 per year
Charlottesville, VA $50,180 per year
Richmond, VA $48,920 per year
Winchester, VA $48,160 per year
Harrisonburg, VA $47,070 per year
Newport News, VA $46,420 per year
Staunton, VA $46,160 per year
Roanoke, VA $46,150 per year
Christiansburg, VA $45,030 per year
Lynchburg, VA $44,650 per year

Virginia nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Arlington, where the average LPNs salary is $56,480 and 8,130 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Charlottesville area comes in second, with a $50,180 average LPN salary and 620 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Virginia?

Nurse Anesthetist $203,600 per year
Nurse Practitioner $112,320 per year
Nurse Midwife $106,610 per year
Physical Therapist $94,370 per year
Dental Hygienist $83,150 per year
Registered Nurse $76,680 per year
Pharmacy Technician $36,340 per year

At a $48,430 average annual salary, LPNs in Virginia tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($203,600), nurse practitioners ($112,320), nurse midwives ($106,610), physical therapists ($94,370), dental hygienists ($83,150), and registered nurses ($76,680). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($36,340).

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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