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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Indiana

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12.3% Jobs Projection
$44,640 Median Salary
1,410 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

In 2018, there were 15,480 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses working in the state.

There were 15,480 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

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

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Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 12.3% which is similar to nationwide projections.

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Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,410 annual Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses job openings in Indiana, and 18,250 total jobs in the year 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranged from $34,370 to $54,780 with $44,640 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.52 to $26.34. The median hourly rate was $21.46.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.68 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.78.

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

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Top Indiana 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 7,140 $46,580
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 4,700 $46,430
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3,220 $44,370
Fort Wayne, IN 1,410 $44,510
Evansville, IN-KY 840 $44,400
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 730 $46,180
Terre Haute, IN 480 $42,720
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 420 $41,150
Muncie, IN 310 $44,270
Bloomington, IN 300 $43,510
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 280 $47,310
Columbus, IN 160 $44,270
Kokomo, IN 160 $46,250
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 90 $44,620

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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