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Kansas LPN Salary, Wage Earnings, & Hourly Pay Scale


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from May of 2013, the state of Kansas employed 6,590 licensed practical nurses. The average salary at the time was $38,580 per year, or $18.55 per hour. This is lower than the national average of $41,540 per year, or $19.97 per hour, according to the BLS. These lower salaries are largely offset by the fact that the cost of living in Kansas is eight percent lower than the national average.

In Kansas, those in the tenth percentile earned under $31,270 and those in the 90th percentile earned over $47,470. A vast majority of LPN salaries fall between these two figures. Where an individual's salary falls in this range is likely to depend on experience, employer, and location.

At the time when this BLS data was recorded, Wichita had the highest average salary in the state. This area employed 1,040 LPNs at an average annual salary of $40,110. Salaries in Wichita ranged from below $32,760 to above $47,280. The median annual salary was $40,490. These figures are below the national average, though they are above average for the state. Despite higher salaries, the cost of living in Wichita is about nine percent below the national average.

The lowest average LPN salaries in Kansas can be found in the Lawrence area. Lawrence, Kansas employed 170 LPNs in 2013. These nurses made an average of $36,080 per year, or $17.35 per hour. Salaries in this area ranged from below $30,220 to above $45,130. The cost of living in Lawrence is comparable to that of Wichita and the state overall.

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://wichitachamber.org/experience_wichita-moving_here-cost_of_living.php

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