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Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

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There is a projected need for 309,000 LPN and LVNs needed in the United States by 2016. LPN and LVNs are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is the 10 best and worst places to be a LPN and LVN based on starting salary and job openings.


10 Highest Paying States for LPN/LVNs

State Salary (hourly)
1. Connecticut $24.39
2. Massachusetts $22.72
3. New Jersey $22.50
4. Maryland $21.89
5. District of Columbia  $21.85
6. Rhode Island $21.82
7. Delaware $21.20
8. California $21.19
9. Alaksa $20.76
10. Nevada $20.33

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    Patricia1964

    14 days ago

    2 comments

    Hello my fellow nurses. I have been an Lvn for 23 years. I started out as a med/surg nurse for 7 years in southern California. I later worked at another hospital in a neuro subacute unit for 3 years. I then became interested in working as a traveling nurse in Northern California in which I worked with a major hospital on a med/ surg telemetry until for 2 years. I'm now working in a post subacute facility as a charge nurse at $30.00/hrs because of my work experience. I'm grateful for all the experiences I've attained throughout my nursing career thusfar. Stay encouraged.

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    vawalker1189

    2 months ago

    2 comments

    Not realizing this I probably the staring rate for a newly licenced PN. And also and average for the state verses what everyone make individually.

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    ebere56

    2 months ago

    2 comments

    Been an LPN for 26yrs, currently live in FL; but, planning to move to Dallas tx, area or Greensboro , nc. Any advice??

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    Unappreciatednurse

    3 months ago

    2 comments

    I live in eastern Ky, I have been an Lpn for over 25 years and I'm making 15.30 per hour. Disgraceful!

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    ImaLPN

    4 months ago

    2 comments

    I work in the MS Delta as a LPN in ICU and Recovery. I became a LPN in 2008. My pay now??? $14.50 per hour.

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    5 months ago

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    Vivdaley_braith

    5 months ago

    4 comments

    What is lowest states. MN seems low

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    Diehardokie

    6 months ago

    2 comments

    So, what is the starting pay and average pay for a RN in NorCal Bay Area? I'll be having surgery soon and will be hiring a nurse.

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    Sqbidprn77

    6 months ago

    2 comments

    Im an LVN in San Jose, CA. I graduated in 2007 and got a job after getting my license. Hourly rate upon hire is $27. Still working @ same SNF and i am making $31.08/hr. Nowadays average rate for LVN in my area varies from 24-28 DOE.

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    Aikido

    8 months ago

    6 comments

    Last comment: While increases in minimum wages are being proposed in many states (ie 15/hr in Washington state) LPN/LVN pay is dropping. Work where you can until it levels off and then take a minimum wage job; less stress, far less risk and responsibility for the lives and safety of others, etc.
    I'm just saying....

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