LPN pay - page 2

I am interested in what people out there are making per hour as an LPN and also what state you work in. What you started out at after graduation vs. now with some experience would be great too.... Read More

  1. by   TXNurse
    I have been working in TX as an LVN for 13 years. I have worked in many areas of nursing. For the last 2 1/2 years I been in the addiction field working with herion and Rx addicts. My current pay is 13.00 an hour. But shortly I am receiving a promotion with raise to the clinic manager. I then will be making 15.00 an hour. I love my hours, which are 5:30A-1:00P. And very few Saturdays because I have a PRN nurse that does weekends.
  2. by   carmen
    HERE IN ONTARIO CANADA A L.P.N. MAKES 16.00- 20.00 PER HOUR. THE HOME CARE AGENCIES ARE USUALLY LESS MONEY.
  3. by   Brownms46
    When I started out as an LVN working in a NICU, 21yrs ago, I was making about $5.65 an hr. Lord, I thought I was doing it...LOL! But after one year of experience, I went to work for agencies, and went from $7.00 to 9.00 and hour! In 92' I started working as a travel nurse, making $14.00 to 16/hr with housing paid, bonuses, travel pay, and no benefits. Now I make $21 to 23/hr, with free fully furnished housing, travel pay, licensure reimbursement, bonuses, benefits, including 401k, short/long term disabilty, medical/dental,vision/and prescriptions. I have come a long ways, and it only took me 20yrs...LOL! The nursing homes here pay 17 to 22.40 an hour, and the hospital pay about 15-18/hr. But after being a travel nurse, I wouldn't consider working as a nurse on the floor, clinic, or hospital for these wages, as the apartment I live in now, is $1005/mo. and I pay only cable and phone. Some apartments you don't even pay for that! So my pay is extremely better staying with travel.

    Brownie
  4. by   Mn.linda
    Looks like the L.P.N. wages are all over the place depending on the state you work in. Iam a clinic nurse I make 12.99 an hour after being there 6years,management tells me that is more than most clinics pay I'v also heard We have good hours no weekend or holidays thats why we don't make more (and we believe it!!)..Anyone out there form Mn. working in a clinic willing to share your hourly wage?
  5. by   RachelUK
    In the UK we do not have such athing as LPN's but I assume that they would be similar to our health care support workers, who do practical hands on care,but not nursing care, eg.they assist with hygiene and other care needs but not any dressings or drug administration. Our support workers are un-licenced and earn between 4-5, whatever that equates to in $$.I think that we need some form of registered or licenced care workers, but I don't think out health authorities would like the idea of paying them more for doing what would be basically the same job.
  6. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by RachelUK:
    In the UK we do not have such athing as LPN's but I assume that they would be similar to our health care support workers, who do practical hands on care,but not nursing care, eg.they assist with hygiene and other care needs but not any dressings or drug administration. Our support workers are un-licenced and earn between 4-5, whatever that equates to in $$.I think that we need some form of registered or licenced care workers, but I don't think out health authorities would like the idea of paying them more for doing what would be basically the same job.
    You have assumed wrong! LPN as most states call them,( except California, and Texas) do provide nursing care, administer meds(including IV) do drsg treatments, draw blood, etc. In many areas they do the same thing as RNs, with different restrictions depending on the facility, and state. They work under the direct or indirect supervision of an RN, or MD.

    Brownie
  7. by   kelbabe
    I live in Mansfield, Ohio. I work in a hospital setting. I started at 10.25/hr.
    After 5 years lpn's make 14.18. The pay scale has been adjusted after we merged with
    another hospital. I believe the starting pay is between $9-10/hr now. We max out on our pay at 5 years. Then all we get is yearly across the board raises. We had to beg to get extra money for doing IV's.
  8. by   ucavalpn
    I am an LPN of 8 years . I work at a Veterans Hospital , in North Carolina . Base pay is 17.50/hr.

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  9. by   RachelUK
    Originally posted by Brownms46:
    You have assumed wrong! LPN as most states call them,( except California, and Texas) do provide nursing care, administer meds(including IV) do drsg treatments, draw blood, etc. In many areas they do the same thing as RNs, with different restrictions depending on the facility, and state. They work under the direct or indirect supervision of an RN, or MD.

    Brownie
    Sorry for the error...in that case we do have something similar to LPN's, we have carers that can do bloods,ECG's,set up IV's and perform things such as catherisations. They are still classed as care assistants,but we have a vocational training scheme, with various levels. For instance a person trained to basic care level would be classed as level 2... someone who performs similar duties as an LPN would be classed as a level 3. However they are still not licenced or paid much more than the basic level of carer, which is both a bit demoralising and also gives them no accountability for their actions. Just to go back to the pay thing, I worked out that my rate of pay as a registered nurse is less than what some LPN's are entitled to get, so maybe I'm working in the wrong country!!
  10. by   Robli
    Hi Irene~
    I am an LVN in CA with just under two years experience. I work in the PACU and I currently make $12.02. I was hired on as a new grad in the ER @ $11.79. Hope this helps. =0)
  11. by   Eadon
    I have been a LVN for almost 5 years now. I originally started out at $10.40/hr stayed a couple years,changed job moved to $12/hr stayed a year and now for almost to years started at $13.00/hr and aboiut to get a raise to $15.30/hr. I currently live and work in Clear Lake, TX which is right outside of Houston. I have seen nurses make more and some much less. Hopefully that will help you.
  12. by   eightkids
    Originally posted by EJD-LPN:
    I'm a LPN in Southern Maine. I make 17.00 with shift diff. A few miles down the road in NH I can make 19.50. That is for nursing homes. Hospitals here will not hire you. I'm going back to school right now to get my RN
  13. by   hemonurse
    I live in SW Missouri at this time, I make 11.40 hr, starting a new job this January.
    Where I worked in Tulsa, OK 3 years ago, I was making 12.00 hr there. The pay isn't great for Lpn's anywhere. We are not recognized for our abilities or skills.

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