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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in Washington

Considering a career as a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse in Washington?

12.2% Jobs Projection
$55,650 Median Salary
660 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

There were approximately 7,140 workers employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state in 2018.

There were 7,380 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 240 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 Washington has fewer Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses than average.

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Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state are growing at a rate of 12.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.3%.

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Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 660 annual job openings, and 8,490 total jobs in 2026 for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in this state.

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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ranged from $42,590 to $69,300 with $55,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.48 to $33.32. The median hourly rate was $26.75.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.57 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.18.

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

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Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,770 $58,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,160 $53,680
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 600 $53,660
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 400 $54,430
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 350 $54,230
Yakima, WA 250 $51,040
Bellingham, WA 220 $47,990
Kennewick-Richland, WA 190 $55,690
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 150 $45,360
Longview, WA 130 $51,270
Wenatchee, WA 110 $47,470
Walla Walla, WA 70 $55,010
Lewiston, ID-WA 50 $46,570

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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