Average Licensed Practical Nurse Salary in Wisconsin

Licensed practical nurses in Wisconsin earn an average of $49,850 per year (or $23.97 per hour).

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

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Licensed practical nurse salary range in Wisconsin

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $60,170 $28
75th Percentile $57,540 $27
Median $47,750 $22
25th Percentile $46,400 $22

80% of Wisconsin LPNs earn between $37,850 and $60,170.

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

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, Wisconsin LPNs earn about $53,487 per year. Cost-of-living in Wisconsin is 6% lower than the national average, meaning they face lower prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in Wisconsin for licensed practical nurses

West Allis, WI $52,890 per year
Madison, WI $51,960 per year
Racine, WI $50,280 per year
Appleton, WI $50,100 per year
Beloit, WI $49,560 per year
La Crosse, WI $48,740 per year
Wausau, WI $48,470 per year
Sheboygan, WI $47,910 per year
Fond du Lac, WI $47,420 per year
Neenah, WI $47,040 per year

Wisconsin nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where licensed practical nurses are paid the highest is West Allis, where the average LPNs salary is $52,890 and 1,620 licensed practical nurses are currently employed. The Madison area comes in second, with a $51,960 average LPN salary and 540 licensed practical nurses employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in Wisconsin?

Nurse Anesthetist $235,550 per year
Nurse Midwife $117,170 per year
Nurse Practitioner $116,990 per year
Physical Therapist $89,300 per year
Registered Nurse $76,850 per year
Dental Hygienist $72,540 per year
Pharmacy Technician $37,080 per year

At a $49,850 average annual salary, LPNs in Wisconsin tend to earn less than nurse anesthetists ($235,550), nurse midwives ($117,170), nurse practitioners ($116,990), physical therapists ($89,300), registered nurses ($76,850), and dental hygienists ($72,540). They tend to earn more than pharmacy technicians ($37,080).

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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