Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses

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Total Workforce

898k

Average Age

42.7

Average Salary

$38,545

Average Male Salary

$45,602

Average Female Salary

$37,473

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 $38,545 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses by wage are Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Interpreters and translators, and Parts salespersons.

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 Richmond County PUMA, GA, Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA, and Saline County PUMA, AR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV, Saline County PUMA, AR, and Lafourche & Assumption Parishes PUMA, LA.

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 Scientific research & development services. Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are paid most in Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,545

AVERAGE SALARY

± $794

In 2018, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses earned an average of $38,545, $15,343 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses while Parts salespersons 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

0.321

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.321, 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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, and Home health care services.

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Industries by Share

898k

2018 Workforce

± 23,197

4.75%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.53%

The number of people employed as Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses has been growing at a rate of 4.75%, from 857,442 people in 2017 to 898,149 people in 2018.

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  25.3%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 23.6% and Home health care services with 11.4%.

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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 39.7 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

119k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,449

780k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 21,621

86.8% 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

62% of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.3% 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

39.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1

43.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.379

The median age of Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 3.44 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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