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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Virginia

Want to work in Virginia as a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse? Read this first!

17.5% Jobs Projection
$43,380 Median Salary
2,030 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

There were approximately 21,060 workers employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state in 2018.

There were 21,920 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 860 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 17.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.3%.

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Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,030 annual Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses job openings in Virginia, and 25,460 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranged from $33,020 to $56,800 with $43,380 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.87 to $27.31. The median hourly rate was $20.86.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.34 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

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

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Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,270 $51,390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 4,770 $41,600
Richmond, VA 3,970 $44,260
Roanoke, VA 1,090 $44,000
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,030 $34,740
Lynchburg, VA 840 $40,980
Charlottesville, VA 630 $45,500
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 500 $39,270
Harrisonburg, VA 400 $43,150
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 390 $42,550
Winchester, VA-WV 260 $43,120

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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