How much on average does an LPN make in the state of massachusetts???
Massachusetts has an average hourly wage of $23.92 or $49,760.00 annually for a Licensed practical nurse (LPN). According to the Department of Labor, there were 752,300 working LPN's in the United States in 2010.
Licensed practical nurses provide basic nursing care and they work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. They can work in nursing homes, hospitals, physicians' offices, or private homes. To become an LPN, a state-approved educational program must be completed, which usually takes 1 year. They also need to pass an exam and get a license to be able to work.
Due to our aging population, employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020.