Salaries

The columns in the table below are all sortable. So discover which states are best for LPN salary, RN salary, and where upgrading to an RN will have the biggest effect on your paycheck. So what’s the Comfort Score you may ask? It takes into account median salaries of all occupations in a state, median salaries of nurses, cost of living, real estate, and a few other medical-centric and geographic statistics…and combines them to produce an indexed ranking of where you will be most comfortable being an LPN or RN.

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State NameLPN avg. SalaryRN avg. SalaryLPN Comfort RankRN Comfort RankRN Value RankOverall Rank
Minnesota$38,770$71,2104511123
Georgia$35,860$60,6102810212
Mississippi$33,920$54,77015434
Alabama$33,110$55,0703823427
New York$41,490$72,1004715528
Texas$39,750$63,0509662
Tennessee$35,520$55,82013976
Louisiana$36,780$58,2501914811
Kentucky$35,940$56,160121297
Oklahoma$32,250$52,38041361034
Arkansas$33,280$52,21027221122
Oregon$45,040$73,430143125
West Virginia$31,590$50,56043341335
California$49,380$82,9102971413
Hawaii$43,760$81,83051421544
Washington$44,200$71,97023161616
Montana$34,870$55,85039301731
Missouri$35,150$55,51034321830
Delaware$47,600$73,55021191
Illinois$40,790$63,85020212019
South Carolina$37,210$57,21018202118
Idaho$37,770$58,38022252225
Virginia$37,210$61,21050432346
Michigan$41,670$63,2008132410
Wisconsin$40,150$61,84017242521
Nevada$48,160$73,27042263
Indiana$37,410$56,40021282726
Colorado$42,150$66,01033332833
Pennsylvania$40,000$60,82024292929
Massachusetts$49,520$77,77016173017
North Dakota$34,420$53,18046463148
South Dakota$33,130$50,63048493250
Florida$39,440$59,95030313331
Ohio$39,520$58,22010263420
North Carolina$39,490$57,1707193514
Alaska$46,450$73,48044383643
Maine$39,330$59,58040403741
Arizona$45,790$66,10038388
Nebraska$35,630$52,73035453942
Vermont$40,960$61,87042414045
Kansas$36,530$53,07026394138
Maryland$49,540$75,67032354239
Utah$39,080$58,07036484347
Washington DC$48,180$69,5705184415
Wyoming$39,310$56,46031444540
New Jersey$50,400$74,56025374637
Rhode Island$49,890$69,4706274723
Iowa$36,100$50,22037504849
New Mexico$47,610$62,78015499
New Hampshire$43,560$60,37049515051
Connecticut$52,710$71,00011475135