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Practical Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Practical Nurse"

How much does a Practical Nurse in the federal government get paid? $47,436.69* *Based on the 2016 average.

Practical Nurse was the 21st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 15,354 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Practical Nurse, with an average salary of $46,410.

Government Practical Nurse jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation covers positions which involve a variety of nursing care and practices which do not require full professional nurse education, but require the knowledges and skills represented by the licensing of practical and vocational nurses by a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia.

Agencies that have hired a Practical Nurse

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 14,928 $46,409.50
Indian Health Service 194 $39,829.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 94 $52,526.37
Armed Forces Retirement Home 50 $47,777.90
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 23 $33,004.39
Forest Service 9 $42,109.56
National Institutes of Health 4 $50,896.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $39,171.00

Practical Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Practical Nurse is $47,436.69. The highest paid Practical Nurse made $73,864 in 2016.

Common Practical Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Practical Nurse Employees
GS - General Schedule 15,264
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 89
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

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Average Practical Nurse Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Practical Nurse was $37,019. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,437 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0620.

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