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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN Salary Info

A career in health care may present various opportunities - especially in the field of nursing. Before devoting their futures to the practice, many licensed practical nurse (LPN) candidates may first wish to uncover what an LPN salary offers.

The BLS estimates that as of May 2010, the 752,300 licensed practical nurses in the United States earned a mean annual salary of $40,380, which works out to a mean annual rate of $19.42. 

LPN Salary Ranges: It's Where You Work

Following completion of a practical nursing training program, and receiving licensure by passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nurse, LPNs have the opportunity to work in a variety of industries.

In addition to the industry where an LPN works, the geographic location may also impact earnings.

States that employ the most LPNs include Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Dakota according to Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 Data.



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