LPN Salaries
Median annual LPN salaries were about $42,000 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned earned a LPN salary of less than about $31,000 and the highest 10 percent earned a practical nurse salary of more than about $57,000. 

LPN salaries in industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation (May 2012) are:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 213,180 12.82 $20.95 $43,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 124,400 2.38 $19.87 $41,330
Offices of Physicians 90,160 3.79 $18.74 $38,980
Home Health Care Services 77,990 6.62 $21.11 $43,920
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 44,510 5.68 $20.93 $43,540

LPN pay
in industries with the highest concentration of LPNs in May 2012 was:
Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 213,180 12.82 $20.95 $43,570
Home Health Care Services 77,990 6.62 $21.11 $43,920
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 44,510 5.68 $20.93 $43,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 9,310 4.00 $19.86 $41,320
Offices of Physicians 90,160 3.79 $18.74 $38,980

LPN wages
for top paying industries in May 2012 were:

Industry Employment  Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage 
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $23.71 $49,320
Insurance Carriers 1,080 0.09 $23.29 $48,450
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.07 $22.83 $47,490
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.05 $22.09 $45,950
Lessors of Real Estate 70 0.01 $21.93 $45,620

Starting LPN salaries can range from about $20,000 to about $49,000 (according to Payscale.com).

LPN salaries by state
are shown below in a US Bureau of Labor Statistics map.







Summarized from:
(1)   Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses,http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm
(2) 
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Employment Statistics,Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses,http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm
(3) Payscale.com
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