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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: $23.40
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Licensed Practical Nurses *

Area Low Median High
U S
$19.82 $23.07 $27.22
Minnesota
$20.91 $23.40 $26.60
Central Minnesota
$20.39 $22.76 $25.21
Northeast Minnesota
$19.10 $21.79 $24.26
Northwest Minnesota
$19.27 $21.56 $23.71
Southeast Minnesota
$21.04 $23.27 $26.00
Southwest Minnesota
$19.90 $22.25 $24.56
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$22.07 $24.78 $28.22

* "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 15,210 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 projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 15,402 new Licensed Practical Nurses to meet market demand between 2016-2026. 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
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 728,900 807,000 78,100 10.7%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 17,795 19,977 2,182 12.3%
Central Minnesota 2,391 2,763 372 15.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1,165 1,244 79 6.8%
Northwest Minnesota 2,552 2,709 157 6.2%
Southeast Minnesota 2,803 3,088 285 10.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1,310 1,384 74 5.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,372 11,734 1,362 13.1%


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