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Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed practical nurses care for sick and injured patients in a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, and private homes.

On an ordinary day, a licensed practical nurse might spend time:

  • Dispensing patient medication prescribed by physicians
  • Monitoring patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, and weight
  • Collecting patient medical histories and entering this information into computer systems.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Licensed Practical Nurse
New York, NY
$26.50 /hr
Philadelphia, PA
$25.00 /hr
Phoenix, AZ
$24.50 /hr
Chicago, IL
$23.00 /hr
Charlotte, NC
$21.25 /hr
Cincinnati, OH
$20.25 /hr
Indianapolis, IN
$19.75 /hr
Rochester, NY
$19.25 /hr
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

On an ordinary day, a licensed practical nurse might spend time:

  • Dispensing patient medication prescribed by physicians
  • Monitoring patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, and weight
  • Collecting patient medical histories and entering this information into computer systems.