Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Washington

Licensed practical nurses in Washington earn an average of $63,250 per year (or $30.41 per hour).

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21% higher than the national average
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Washington licensed practical nurses earn 21% higher than the national average salary for LPNs, at $51,850 (or $24.93 per hour).

Licensed practical nurse salary range in Washington

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $77,290 $37
75th Percentile $72,960 $35
Median $61,160 $29
25th Percentile $58,750 $28

80% of Washington LPNs earn between $47,940 and $77,290.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Washington LPNs earn about $58,891 per year. Cost-of-living in Washington is 7% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Washington for licensed practical nurses

Bellevue, WA $66,380 per year
Mount Vernon, WA $61,780 per year
Vancouver, WA $61,410 per year
Walla Walla, WA $60,880 per year
Olympia, WA $60,150 per year
Spokane Valley, WA $60,080 per year
Silverdale, WA $59,890 per year
Richland, WA $59,690 per year
Longview, WA $59,130 per year
Yakima, WA $58,410 per year

Washington nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is Bellevue, where the average LPNs salary is $66,380 and 3,810 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Mount Vernon area comes in second, with a $61,780 average LPN salary and 170 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Washington?

Nurse Anesthetist $244,730 per year
Nurse Practitioner $130,840 per year
Nurse Midwife $111,780 per year
Dental Hygienist $106,200 per year
Physical Therapist $97,420 per year
Registered Nurse $95,350 per year
Pharmacy Technician $46,830 per year

At a $63,250 average annual salary, LPNs in Washington tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($244,730), nurse practitioners ($130,840), nurse midwives ($111,780), dental hygienists ($106,200), physical therapists ($97,420), and registered nurses ($95,350). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($46,830).

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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