Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary in Ohio

According to a 2008 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average Ohio LPN salary is about $39,700. Hourly pay was as low as $14.67 and as high as $24.35. LPNs are among the highest paying careers without a college degree.  So, even though the state annual salary is slightly below the average annual salary for LPNs, it is still significantly high considering the education requirements.  Below is a list of the largest cities in Ohio, accompanied by the average annual salary for LPNs in that city. 

The figures are taken from jobs currently available on popular job website indeed.com. 

National – $44,000
Ohio – $42,000
Columbus – $38,000
Cleveland – $39,000
Cincinnati – $37,000
Toledo – $41,000
Akron – $32,000
Dayton – $38,000
Youngstown – $32,000
Canton – $34,000
Lorain – $37,000


Organizations and Associations for Ohio Nurses

Ohio is one of the few states that have a state specific and organization specific associations just for licensed practical nurses.  The contact information is below.  In addition, you will find information regarding other state and national organizations that can be of assistance to potential licensed practical nurses and practicing LPNs. 

  • American Nurses Association

8515 Georgia Ave.
Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 800-274-4ANA
Website: www.nursingworld.org

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio

1310 St. Paris Rd.
Springfield, OH 45505-1693
Phone: 800-222-5762
Email: help@lpnao.org
Website: www.lpnao.org

  • National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service

1940 Duke St.
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-933-1003
Fax: 703-940-4089
Email:  napnes@napnes.org
Website:  www.napnes.org

  • National Student Nurses Association

45 Main Street, Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Telephone: 718-210-0705 
Fax: 718-797-1186 
Web site: www.nsna.org 
Email: nsna@nsna.org

  • Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street
Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-7410
Phone: 614-466-3947
Fax: 614-466-0388
Website: www.state.oh.us/nur

  • Ohio Federation of LPNs, Inc.

1004 Ruth Ave.
Dayton, OH 45408
Phone: 937-263-3961
Email: hgjlrm@yahoo.com

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