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Licensed Practical Nurses

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $23.89
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Licensed Practical Nurses *

Area Low Median High
U S
$23.11 $23.94 $29.76
Minnesota
$23.36 $23.89 $29.45
Central Minnesota
$23.28 $23.72 $27.71
Northeast Minnesota
$21.91 $23.25 $23.94
Northwest Minnesota
$23.13 $23.29 $26.51
Southeast Minnesota
$23.38 $24.34 $29.68
Southwest Minnesota
$23.02 $23.38 $27.72
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$23.52 $24.62 $29.77

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 14,020 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Licensed Practical Nurses most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 12,178 new Licensed Practical Nurses to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Licensed Practical Nurses
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 688,100 751,900 63,800 9.3%
Minnesota 14,408 15,356 948 6.6%
Central Minnesota 2,101 2,207 106 5%
Northeast Minnesota 941 1,000 59 6.3%
Northwest Minnesota 1,325 1,366 41 3.1%
Southeast Minnesota 1,302 1,393 91 7%
Southwest Minnesota 1,026 1,070 44 4.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,634 8,217 583 7.6%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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