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Arizona LPN Salary, Wage Earnings, & Hourly Pay Scale


As of May 2013, the state of Arizona employed 6,120 licensed practical nurses. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual salary in Arizona at that time was $50,770. This equates to $24.41 per year. LPNs earned salaries ranging from under $39,310 to above $61,910. These figures are above average for this occupation in the United States by nearly $10,000. The cost of living in Arizona is only marginally higher than the national average.

The majority of Arizona's licensed practical nurses work in the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale metropolitan area. In May of 2013, this area employed 4,270 LPNs at an average salary of $52,500. This is the second highest average salary in Arizona, as Prescott leads by $100. In the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale area, LPN salaries ranged from under $39,770 to above $66,170. The cost of living in this metropolitan area is only 1.5 percent higher than the national average, with an average home price of $147,800.

The Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area had the lowest average salary in the state in 2013. This area employed only 80 LPNs at an average salary of $41,640 per year. The 25th percentile earned under $34,390 and the 75th percentile earned $44,800 or more. This area includes the counties of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz.

Resources

  • http://www.missourieconomy.org/indicators/cost_of_living/index.stm
  • http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm
  • http://www.forbes.com/places/az/phoenix/
  • http://www.bls.gov/oes/CURRENT/msa_def.htm#0400002

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