Practical Nurse Employment Data

Employment of licensed practical nurses is projected to grow 11% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for most occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in-home health environments to care for older patients.

[ Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (April 2020) ]


Practical Nurse


19,270 – Licensed Practical Nurses in Louisiana *This is the highest concentration of jobs in this occupation according the Bureau of Labor Statistics*

2,090 – Licensed Practical Nurses in the Shreveport/Bossier City area


PN Salary Data


Average Salary

Average Hourly Wage

Shreveport/Bossier City

$ 40,790

$ 19.61

State of Louisiana

$ 40,300

$ 19.37


$ 47,480

$ 22.83




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