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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (29-2061)

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 522 573 9.77 19 23 47
United States 728900 807000 0.0 26100 32400 66300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 24.08 17.10 20.22 23.47 27.82 31.50
Alaska 32.51 24.55 28.18 32.08 35.87 39.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.65 26.01 29.81 33.11 36.20 41.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 28.67 21.94 25.19 28.48 30.89 34.03
Balance of State 33.02 25.03 29.03 33.75 37.12 39.99

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.