How much does a LVN make?

Updated May 5, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$52,119 /yr
Average Base Pay

18,799 salaries

$37K

Low

$52K

Average

$73K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a LVN is $52,119 in United States. Filter by location to see LVN salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 18,799 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by LVN employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Licensed Practical Nurse$52,268 /yr
L3
Senior Licensed Practical Nurse$44,841 /yr
L4
Nursing Leader$94,998 /yr
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Maxim Healthcare Group
3.4

Maxim Healthcare Group

LVN - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $17 - $37
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$17

$37

$17 - $37 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4.1

Kaiser Permanente

LVN - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $16 - $50

$16

$50

$16 - $50 Range

Aveanna Healthcare
3.5

Aveanna Healthcare

LVN - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $18 - $30

$18

$30

$18 - $30 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4.1

Kaiser Permanente

LVN - Hourly

$33

 /hr
Range: $25 - $48

$25

$48

$25 - $48 Range

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health
3.1

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health

LVN - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $19 - $26

$19

$26

$19 - $26 Range

Maxim Healthcare Group
3.4

Maxim Healthcare Group

LVN - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $29

$17

$29

$17 - $29 Range

US Department of Veterans Affairs
3.7

$41K

$77K

$40,772 - $77,187 Range

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Kindred Healthcare
3.1

Kindred Healthcare

LVN - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $19 - $31

$19

$31

$19 - $31 Range

Brookdale Senior Living
3

Brookdale Senior Living

LVN - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $20 - $32

$20

$32

$20 - $32 Range

Premier Healthcare Services
3.5

Premier Healthcare Services

LVN - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $18 - $31

$18

$31

$18 - $31 Range

DaVita
3.5

DaVita

LVN - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $19 - $28

$19

$28

$19 - $28 Range

Baylor Scott & White Health
3.8

Baylor Scott & White Health

LVN - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $14 - $28

$14

$28

$14 - $28 Range

Epic Health Services
2.8

Epic Health Services

LVN - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $19 - $26

$19

$26

$19 - $26 Range

Encompass Health
3.5

Encompass Health

LVN - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $20 - $31

$20

$31

$20 - $31 Range

Sutter Health
4

Sutter Health

LVN - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $27 - $42

$27

$42

$27 - $42 Range

CHRISTUS Health
3.7

CHRISTUS Health

LVN - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $24

$17

$24

$17 - $24 Range

Sava Senior Care
3

Sava Senior Care

LVN - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $19 - $32

$19

$32

$19 - $32 Range

The University of Texas Medical Branch
3.8

$19

$26

$19 - $26 Range

AltaMed
3.2

AltaMed

LVN - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $22 - $30

$22

$30

$22 - $30 Range

AccentCare
3.2

AccentCare

LVN - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $19 - $28

$19

$28

$19 - $28 Range

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Frequently asked questions about LVN salaries

The average salary for a LVN is $52,119 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 18799 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by LVN employees in United States.

The highest salary for a LVN in United States is $73,366 per year.

The lowest salary for a LVN in United States is $37,025 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lvn salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$15
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Columbus, GA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Columbus, GA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$26
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $26 per hour
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$35
hourly
A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $35 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$23
hourly
A Lvn Skilled Nurse in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Sioux Falls, SD Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sioux Falls, SD Area area
 
Full-time
Hospital
$27
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$24
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Albany, OR Area area reported making $24 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Albany, OR Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$19
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Albany, NY Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
Albany, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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