LPN pay - page 3

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   ceedee
    Originally posted by aagarza:
    I am a nurse manager at a Family Practice Residency Program. I am also interested and am doing a community survey right now on LPN pay, especially for office nurses. Our pay range for Lpn's currently in our practice is between $11.00 and $14.90 per hour.
    I would also appreciate any response to this question.
    aagarza@yvn.com

  2. by   pgasa
    I have been an LPN for 9 years. I started out at 15.75/hr and am now making 22/hr.I have three children under the age of three and I only work the weekends and in addition to my hourly rate I also make time and a half for working the weekend. I work in a subacute facility. There continues to be such a shortage in this area, many places are doing massive signing bonuses. LPN's work in all settings in massachusetts, except for the major teaching hospitals, where they want at least a bachelor's degree I hope this was helpful to all those interested. I was struck by how vastly different the pay scale is in certain areas.
  3. by   Rex
    I have been a LVN for 1 1/2 years started out with 12.50 and now make 15.00 it sounds like we all need to move to Maine I also work PRN at out rural Hospital and make 13.00 an hour there it would be nice if the pay didnt fluctuate so much through out the country and even within each state hope it continues to get better.
  4. by   ghjohnson
    I started working as a Sr LVN RX ASN in San Diego, Ca in 1974 at $3.50/hr and by 1978 I was making around $5.00/hr. Now I live in Santa Barbara, Ca. My wage when I started my present job in 1991 was $15.00/hr as 11-7 charge Nurse, and now in 2001 I am their DSD and my salary is $23.50/hr.
    ghjohnson LVN, ASN
    Director of Staff Developement
    Hillside House, Inc
    Santa Barbara, CA


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    ghjohnson
    Director Of Staff Developement
    Hillside House, Inc
    Santa Barbara, CA
  5. by   acts
    Originally posted by aagarza:
    I am a nurse manager at a Family Practice Residency Program. I am also interested and am doing a community survey right now on LPN pay, especially for office nurses. Our pay range for Lpn's currently in our practice is between $11.00 and $14.90 per hour.
    I would also appreciate any response to this question.
    aagarza@yvn.com

    Hello All,
    I am currently an RN, however I was an LPN until January 2000. I work in a sub-acute rehab. The LPN rate at our facility is as follows.
    Starting salary:
    staff LPN/ full benifits = $16.25/hour
    staff LPN/ no medical = $16.75/hour
    perdium LPN/ no benifits = $19.25/hour
    The facility offers bonuses for OT, tuition re-embursment, 401k with matching at10%,
    Hope this is helpful
    Annette

  6. by   kjmta57
    I am a Lvn with a peace officer status working at a prison in california. I am topped out at 4600 a month with full benifits. Starting pay is 3136 with full benifits.with retirement so I really have no complaints.
  7. by   Nurse Mag
    Hi,

    I have worked in Pa and in Kansas as an LPN. In Pa I worked in LTC and started at $9.25 an hour back in 1991. When I passed boards I got 50 cent raised.When I left there in 1998 I was making $12.03 an hour. Upon moving here to Kansas where I work at a major medical center and started at a dollar less then in Pa and now am making $13.52 an hour. I work as an expanded LPN which means I do everything I can legally do as an LPN. I am resposible for the care of 4-6 patients and I mean full responsibilty. I am doing the work of an RN not getting the pay for it nd I feel I am abused and used by everyone. It seems everytime I go to work I find I am able to do more and am expected to do more. I am presently in school trying to get my RN.
  8. by   PillowTalk
    i have been an lpn for almost 17 years now and when i got my first job it paid around 6/hr and i thought that was the best thing around...i work a telemetry unit in a hospital and my current salary is 14.69/hr plus a 75c/hr shift differential...we recently merger with other facilities and the status of the rns on my unit was upgraded a level,meaning they received raises varying from 2.50/hr to 3.50/hr,while my raise was 46c/hr...how unfair is that..the status change was due to the merging and bringing all the rns to the same level
  9. by   nursedianna
    I am an LPN nurse manager on a long term care unit in a nursing home just north of Boston. I have about 6 years experience I make about $22.00 per hour Mon-Fri with full benefits. As a new grad I started at about $14.00 per hour. Staff nurses in this area are starting about $16.00-$18.00 on average in long term care.
  10. by   xmasbabe
    After 16 yrs in a clinic, I currently make $17.00 per hour. I live in Wisconsin.
  11. by   Squeeta2
    I started as a GPN (Thats Pre-Boards & Post-Grad) on a Vent unit making $12.00hr.After I took & passed my boards they upped me to $13.50hr. Having been there now for 16 months I am currently making $14.86hr. I do everything the RNs do with the exception of hanging the first IV Med bag & IV push meds.I also work Per Diem at a LTC facility & earn & $17.63 there.This is in upstate NY.
  12. by   sue_rehn
    Originally posted by aagarza:
    I am a nurse manager at a Family Practice Residency Program. I am also interested and am doing a community survey right now on LPN pay, especially for office nurses. Our pay range for Lpn's currently in our practice is between $11.00 and $14.90 per hour.
    I would also appreciate any response to this question.
    aagarza@yvn.com

  13. by   sue_rehn
    I am an LPN in rural missouri; night charge nurse,a skilled care facility, IV certified, supervisor of 4-6 employees, I can do everything an RN does but push meds IV.I am in contact with the Doctors overnight and make recommendations about my clients to them.I make a whopping $9.66 per hour and the night weekend shift differential is a whopping 50 cents. I am currently attempting to get my RN and have been pushing for increase in shift differentials and weekend pay scales. The administrators wonder why they can't get anyone to work nights or weekends...duh! I think nurses and schoolteachers have the biggest responsibilities in the world and they are the underdogs financially.!! sue_rehn


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    Originally posted by aagarza:
    I am a nurse manager at a Family Practice Residency Program. I am also interested and am doing a community survey right now on LPN pay, especially for office nurses. Our pay range for Lpn's currently in our practice is between $11.00 and $14.90 per hour.
    I would also appreciate any response to this question.
    aagarza@yvn.com


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