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Median Wage by Occupation Across States


This is the state median wage for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranked by hourly wage. Occupations with no hourly wage are ranked by annual wage. States with no wage data for this occupation are not displayed.

# Location Median Wage (2020)
Hourly Wage Annual Wage
1 Alaska $32.08    $66,700   
2 California $30.01    $62,400   
3 Massachusetts $28.80    $59,900   
4 Nevada $28.71    $59,700   
4 Washington $28.71    $59,700   
5 Rhode Island $28.23    $58,700   
6 Connecticut $28.09    $58,400   
7 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $27.93    $58,100   
8 New Jersey $27.89    $58,000   
9 Oregon $27.82    $57,900   
10 Maryland $27.32    $56,800   
11 New Hampshire $27.14    $56,500   
12 Arizona $27.12    $56,400   
13 Delaware $26.11    $54,300   
14 Colorado $25.94    $54,000   
15 Illinois $25.79    $53,600   
16 Hawaii $25.46    $53,000   
17 Michigan $25.12    $52,200   
18 New Mexico $24.69    $51,400   
19 New York $24.57    $51,100   
20 U.S. Virgin Islands $24.49    $50,900   
20 Vermont $24.49    $50,900   
21 Pennsylvania $23.98    $49,900   
22 Minnesota $23.72    $49,300   
  UNITED STATES $23.47    $48,800   
23 Wyoming $23.23    $48,300   
24 Maine $23.10    $48,000   
25 Idaho $23.06    $48,000   
26 North Dakota $23.03    $47,900   
27 Texas $22.96    $47,800   
28 Utah $22.93    $47,700   
28 Wisconsin $22.93    $47,700   
29 Indiana $22.85    $47,500   
30 North Carolina $22.64    $47,100   
31 Ohio $22.33    $46,400   
32 Florida $22.26    $46,300   
33 Montana $22.22    $46,200   
34 Virginia $22.18    $46,100   
35 Iowa $22.04    $45,800   
36 Nebraska $22.03    $45,800   
37 Kansas $21.70    $45,100   
38 Georgia $21.52    $44,800   
39 Missouri $21.47    $44,700   
40 Kentucky $21.36    $44,400   
41 South Carolina $21.22    $44,100   
42 Oklahoma $20.76    $43,200   
43 Tennessee $20.50    $42,600   
44 Louisiana $20.16    $41,900   
45 Arkansas $19.93    $41,500   
46 Alabama $19.39    $40,300   
47 Mississippi $19.26    $40,100   
48 South Dakota $18.72    $38,900   
49 Guam $18.23    $37,900   
49 West Virginia $18.23    $37,900   
50 Puerto Rico $10.21    $21,200   

National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey
State Data Source: The Labor Market Information Office within the State Employment Security Agency

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