Most licensed practical nurses in hospitals and nursing facilities work a 40-hour week, but because patients need round-the-clock care, some work at night, during weekends and holidays. They often stand for long periods and help patients move in bed, stand, or walk.
earnings of licensed practical
nurses were US $33,970 in May 2004.
The middle 50% earned between
$28,830 and $40,670. The lowest 10%
earned more than $24,480 and highest
10% earned more than $46,270. Median
annual earnings in the industries
employing the largest numbers of
licensed practical nurses in May
Nursing care facilities
Home health care services
General medical and surgical
Hospitals/Office of Physicians