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Licensed Nurse Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $62,000 $5,166 $1,192 $30
75th Percentile $56,500 $4,708 $1,086 $27
Average $49,970 $4,164 $960 $24
25th Percentile $43,500 $3,625 $836 $21
$34,500 - $36,999
6% of jobs
$37,000 - $39,499
0% of jobs
$39,500 - $41,999
9% of jobs
$43,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$42,000 - $44,499
14% of jobs
$44,500 - $46,999
11% of jobs
$47,000 - $49,499
14% of jobs
The average salary is $49,970 a year
$49,500 - $51,999
14% of jobs
$52,000 - $54,499
7% of jobs
$56,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$54,500 - $56,999
4% of jobs
$57,000 - $59,499
5% of jobs
$62,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$59,500 - $62,000
11% of jobs

National Average

$34,500 $49,970/year $24/hour $62,000
Licensed Nurse Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$49,970
$4,164
$960
$24
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$50,656
$4,221
$974
$24

As of Jan 10, 2021, the average annual pay for a Licensed Nurse in the United States is $49,970 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $24.02 an hour. This is the equivalent of $961/week or $4,164/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $62,000 and as low as $34,500, the majority of Licensed Nurse salaries currently range between $43,500 (25th percentile) to $56,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $62,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Licensed Nurse varies greatly (by as much as $13,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Licensed Nurse job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Licensed Nurse in your area makes on average $50,656 per year, or $686 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $49,970. Virginia ranks number 11 out of 50 states nationwide for Licensed Nurse salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Licensed Nurse jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Licensed Nurse on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Licensed Nurse Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Licensed Nurse job is above the national average. Topping the list is Santa Clara, CA, with San Francisco, CA and Fremont, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Fremont, CA beats the national average by $8,085 (16.2%), and Santa Clara, CA furthers that trend with another $10,487 (21.0%) above the $49,970 average.

Significantly, Santa Clara, CA has a very active Licensed Nurse job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Licensed Nurse appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Santa Clara, CA and Santa Maria, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Licensed Nurse role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Santa Clara, CA$60,457$5,038$1,163$29.07
San Francisco, CA$60,440$5,037$1,162$29.06
Fremont, CA$58,055$4,838$1,116$27.91
San Jose, CA$56,798$4,733$1,092$27.31
Alexandria, VA$56,378$4,698$1,084$27.10
Oakland, CA$56,183$4,682$1,080$27.01
Tanaina, AK$56,045$4,670$1,078$26.94
Wasilla, AK$56,044$4,670$1,078$26.94
Sunnyvale, CA$55,543$4,629$1,068$26.70
Santa Maria, CA$55,178$4,598$1,061$26.53

Top 5 Best Paying Related Licensed Nurse Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Licensed Nurse job category that pay more per year than a typical Licensed Nurse salary. Top examples of these roles include: Remote LVN Travel Nurse, Work From Home LVN Travel Nurse, and Senior LVN Travel Nurse.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $22,073 (44.2%) and $23,770 (47.6%) more than the average Licensed Nurse salary of $49,970. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Licensed Nurse jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Licensed Nurse position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Remote LVN Travel Nurse$73,740$6,145$1,418$35.45
Work From Home LVN Travel Nurse$73,685$6,140$1,417$35.43
Senior LVN Travel Nurse$72,977$6,081$1,403$35.09
LVN Travel Nurse$72,066$6,006$1,386$34.65
International LVN Travel Nurse$72,043$6,004$1,385$34.64
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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