Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses

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Total Workforce

857k

Average Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

12.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$38,578

Average Male Salary

$44,017

Average Female Salary

$37,806

About

Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses was $38,578 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses by wage are Plasterers & stucco masons, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, and Animal control workers.

Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are Sarasota County (East) PUMA, FL, Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, and Butler County PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are Sarasota County (East) PUMA, FL, Henderson, Hardeman, McNairy, Hardin, Haywood & Decatur Counties PUMA, TN, and Bowie & Cass Counties PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses and on wages and locations for those in the field. 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 Justice, public order, & safety activities . Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are paid most in Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Sarasota County (East) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,578

AVERAGE SALARY

± $815

In 2017, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses earned an average of $38,578, $13,487 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks make somewhat more than Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses while Plasterers & stucco masons 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

0.322

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.322, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, and Home health care services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, by average wage, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Religious organizations, and Insurance carriers & related activities.

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Industries by Share

857k

2017 Workforce

± 22,668

0.743%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.72%

The number of people employed as Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses has been growing at a rate of 0.743%, from 851,116 people in 2016 to 857,442 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses at  27.2%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 25.7% and Home health care services with 11%.

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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 40.8 and of female Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is White.

Gender Composition

106k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,008

751k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 21,222

87.6% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

63.2% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.4% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Black 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 Gender

40.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.02

43.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.388

The median age of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 2.28 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

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are expected to see a growth of 12.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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