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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Kentucky

Considering a career as a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse in Kentucky?

7.6% Jobs Projection
$42,140 Median Salary
850 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Work in Kentucky?

There were approximately 9,790 workers employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state in 2018.

There were 10,140 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 350 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 8,510 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses working in it, which means Kentucky has more Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses than average.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 7.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.3%.

Job Projections for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 850 annual job openings, and a total of 11,360 jobs for Kentucky Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 62,700 annual jobs and 813,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranged from $32,330 to $51,880 with $42,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.54 to $24.94. The median hourly rate was $20.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.69 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.57.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 7,140 $46,580
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3,220 $44,370
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1,100 $37,580
Lexington-Fayette, KY 950 $44,720
Evansville, IN-KY 840 $44,400
Clarksville, TN-KY 720 $40,430
Bowling Green, KY 360 $42,080
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 310 $42,370
Owensboro, KY 210 $45,000

Top States for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Employment

The table below shows the states where most Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 72,030 $46,420
California 64,000 $55,770
Florida 47,540 $44,210
New York 46,500 $48,620
Ohio 40,590 $43,270
Pennsylvania 38,370 $47,580
Tennessee 24,410 $39,530
Georgia 24,290 $41,890
Virginia 21,060 $43,380
Illinois 20,340 $50,420
Louisiana 19,450 $38,810
North Carolina 18,200 $44,830
New Jersey 17,490 $56,750
Minnesota 16,550 $46,890
Massachusetts 16,220 $57,450
Indiana 15,480 $44,640
Missouri 15,210 $42,540
Michigan 14,840 $48,500
Alabama 12,190 $38,010
Arkansas 12,060 $39,130

Below are the states where Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Rhode Island $58,960
Alaska $58,180
Massachusetts $57,450
Connecticut $57,060
New Jersey $56,750
Nevada $56,360
California $55,770
Washington $55,650
Maryland $54,020
Arizona $53,980

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