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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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    LPN1990

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I agree with treebabyblues, what areas are these jobs in? I am an LVN in the state of Texas and as far as the Dallas area is concerned a lot of the hospital here are going all RN which pushes a LVN into longterm care, ambulatory care, or home health. Did you notice that Texas is not on that list.

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    LauraLPN

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I know that the state of florida does not pay well and does not really think LPN are Nurses. The RN get HIgh risk pay in the prison system but Lpn does not. They are not even getting the cost of living raises. LPN is around inmates over 75% most RN are not around them that much.

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    treebabyblues

    over 6 years ago

    14 comments

    Where are their jobs at? Acute care hospitals, nursing homes, or offices? It would be interesting to know what job actually is high paying and which is low paying... Also, what about the respect between RN's and LPN's. Are you treated as part of a team or as someone who has to prove that they can answer a phone.

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    susie7866

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    What a place to work in CT if you lived over the border in say NY the Adirondack area... lower cost of living... high wages.. or if they still bus people in for the shift work.... go for a weekend and only have to work 2 weekends a month and make as much as a month in another state... interesting thought don't you think?

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    nightnurse12

    over 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I happen to know that Florida ranks right up there on the higher paying list. I'm not sure if it's just my area (East Central) or all of Florida. I've heard that Orlando area even pays better!

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    Jmcafee45

    over 6 years ago

    6 comments

    Ct has great wages, but the cost of living is through the roof. I live in ct and it is not worth it...The costs definately out weigh the benefits

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    KatherineDavis

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Where does the State of Alabama rate?
    Thanks in advance for responding.

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    lclarke05

    over 6 years ago

    20 comments

    I am actually considering moving to florida , its great to know that the have a high number of job openings

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    lclarke05

    over 6 years ago

    20 comments

    I thought LPN in Made in the 20's I guess i have some research.

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    lclarke05

    over 6 years ago

    20 comments

    Its a pity i dont plan on living in CT.

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