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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Wisconsin

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0.1% Jobs Projection
$45,310 Median Salary
600 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Wisconsin is growing slower than average.

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

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

7,920 people worked as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in 2018 in this state.

There were 7,450 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 470 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in WI Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 0.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.3%.

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

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 600 annual job openings, and a total of 8,560 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranged from $34,920 to $57,460 with $45,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.79 to $27.62. The median hourly rate was $21.78.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.3 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.48.

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

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

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,970 $54,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,280 $48,540
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,280 $48,140
Duluth, MN-WI 760 $45,570
Madison, WI 720 $47,450
Green Bay, WI 610 $42,650
Eau Claire, WI 290 $42,870
Racine, WI 200 $46,680
Appleton, WI 200 $43,190
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 170 $44,800
Janesville-Beloit, WI 170 $46,140
Sheboygan, WI 160 $43,060
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 150 $44,210
Wausau, WI 90 $43,480

Top States for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Employment

View the list below to see 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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