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Idaho LPN Salary, Wage Earnings, & Hourly Pay Scale


As of May 2013, the state of Idaho employed 2,920 of the 738,400 licensed practical nurses in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), LPNs in this state earned an average of $39,050 per year, or $18.78 per hour. This is slightly below the national average of $41,590 per year or $19.97 per hour, but this difference is offset by a lower cost of living in this state. Idaho's cost of living is the third lowest in the country and 10.2 percent below the national average, according to 2013 data from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

The Boise City-Nampa area employs the largest percentage of this state's LPNs. In 2013, 1,140 licensed practical nurses worked in this metropolitan area. These LPNs earned an average salary of $40,540 per year. The cost of living in this area is 5.6 percent below the national average, according to Forbes.

The North Idaho nonmetropolitan area had the highest average LPN salary in this state when this BLS data was recorded. This area included the counties of Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Shoshone. At that time, the 240 LPNs working in this area made an average of $42,010 per year. Salaries in this area ranged from below $33,220 to above $52,370.

Idaho falls had the lowest average LPN salary in this state. This area employed 260 LPNs at an average annual salary of $35,150. Salaries ranged from below $28,990 to above $43,020. The cost of living in this area is 12.6 percent below the national average, according to data from Forbes.

Resources

  • http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm
  • http://www.missourieconomy.org/indicators/cost_of_living/index.stm
  • http://www.forbes.com/places/id/boise/
  • http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/msa_def.htm
  • http://www.forbes.com/places/id/idaho-falls/

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