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DE LPN Salary, Wage Earnings, & Hourly Pay Scale

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state of Delaware employed 1,930 licensed practical nurses at an average salary of $47,770 per year or $22.97 per hour. LPNs with salaries in the tenth percentile earned $35,580 or less, and those with salaries in the 25th percentile earned $40,950 or less. The median annual salary was $47,630. The 75th percentile earned $55,200 or more, and the 90th percentile earned $60,050 or more. These figures are higher than the national average of $41,540 per year for LPNs, though the cost of living in Delaware is seven percent higher than the national average.

The Wilmington Metropolitan Division had the highest average salary in the state of Delaware. This area also includes part of Maryland and New Jersey. At the time when , 1,380 licensed practical nurses worked in this part of the state. The average LPN salary was $49,830 in the Wilmington area, with salaries ranging from below $38,730 to above $61,070.

Dover had the lowest average salary for this occupation in 2013. At that time, LPNs in Dover made an average of $41,520 per year. 350 LPNs worked in this area. The cost of living in Dover is about five percent above the national average, but below average for the state.

There is likely to be much variation between LPN salaries. In addition to location, an individual's experience and employer also influence how much money he or she makes. Nurses with higher levels of experience are likely to be paid higher salaries.



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