RN and LPN salaries can vary greatly from state to state. This depends mostly on cost of living and demand. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median salary for a RN is about $66,500 while the average median salary for an LPN is about $42,500.
RN’s make more money than LPN’s. See the below salary table outlining the increase in pay from an LPN vs RN position by state.