Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 657,200 people employed as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in the United States. The median annual salary is $48,070. Entry level employees earn approximately $37,150 per year and senior employees earn approximately $63,790 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.