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Salary for a Nurse in Virginia - VA

According to the Virginia Nurses Association, by the year 2020 there will be a shortage of 22,600 registered nurses in Virginia. This staggering figure is one reason why many students in Virginia are seeking nursing education. Another reason for this choice is the favorable nursing salaries in Virginia. Both Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) make a comfortable income, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. LPNs working in Virginia make an average annual salary of $37,950, per the BLS, close to the national average pay of $40,900 for LPNs. RNs working in Virginia can expect annual pay near $63,270, which is close to the median annual wages for RNs working in the United States (which is $66,530).


Salaries for both LPNs and RNs tend to vary depending upon the amount of education one has, the industry in which one works, the area of Virginia in which one works, and other factors. The BLS lists salary figures for LPNs and RNs working across Virginia:

Virginia City LPN Salary RN Salary
Blacksburg, VA $32,850 $54,690
Danville, VA $37,390 $57,950
Lynchburg, VA $37,190 $61,950
Richmond, VA $40,260 $63,220
Virginia Beach, VA $35,900 $60,390
Arlington/Alexandria, VA $45,120 $73,240
Winchester, VA $39,530 $66,730
Southwestern non metro $31,010 $50,520
Southside non metro $36,130 $56,560
Northeastern non metro $39,080 $58,670
Northwestern non metro $37,210 $56,830

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