Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
778k
Average Age
42.9
Estimated Job Growth
9.1%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$40,929
Average Male Salary
$47,759
Average Female Salary
$39,975

About

Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses was $40,929 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses by wage are Interpreters and translators, Recreational therapists, and Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping.

Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are N/A. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS, Schuylkill County PUMA, PA, and Henderson, Hardeman, McNairy, Hardin, Haywood & Decatur Counties PUMA, TN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, by average wage, is Construction. Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are paid most in Upper West Side & West Side PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Pearl River, Hancock, George & Stone Counties PUMA, MS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,929
AVERAGE SALARY
± $888

In 2020, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses earned an average of $40,929, $15,025 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping make somewhat more than Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses while Interpreters and translators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.306
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.306, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, by average wage, are Construction, Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers, and Insurance carriers.

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Industries by Share

778k
2020 Workforce
± 21,602
−5.68%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.1%

The number of people employed as Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses has been declining at a rate of −5.68%, from 825,090 people in 2019 to 778,235 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses at  25.6%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 25.2% and Home health care services with 10.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses in the US. The average age of male Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is 43.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

95.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,582
683k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 20,241

87.7% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

53.4% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.3% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses.

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Age by Sex

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.09
43.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.406

The median age of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 2.83 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is Health but a relatively high number of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation, Speaking, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses need more than the average amount of Science, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses are expected to see a growth of 9.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.
9.1%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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