29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Occupational Description:
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.

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2017
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 2,390114$20.41/hr$0.35/hr$16.04/hr$17.58/hr$20.25/hr$23.26/hr$25.45/hr
Minnesota 17,070768$21.24/hr$0.15/hr$16.50/hr$18.62/hr$21.34/hr$23.84/hr$26.63/hr
U S 702,4004,214$21.83/hr$0.04/hr$15.83/hr$18.04/hr$21.47/hr$24.94/hr$29.42/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Education and Health Services2,130$19.68/hr
Public Administration240$23.40/hr
Other Regional Data For Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,390 $22.33/hr 13.0%
Central Minnesota 2,390 $20.25/hr 12.0%
Southeast Minnesota 2,240 $21.38/hr 13.2%
Northwest Minnesota 2,230 $18.91/hr 9.3%
Southwest Minnesota 1,520 $19.78/hr 1.7%
Northeast Minnesota 1,140 $19.40/hr 7.2%
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Tasks for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses