LPN pay - page 5

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   icugirl33
    Quote from 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
    There is no way an LPN does the same thing as an RN. I have heard a lot of LPN's say that and I refer them to the Nursing Practice Act. Anything else done beyond what's in the practice act is your choice but illegal..
  2. by   jtmcphee
    I'm five months into my little FL 14-month LPN tech program, and if I can stay with it I should graduate and take the NCLEX in June of next year. A google search for LPN wages shows FL new LPNs getting at least $12-15 per hour. My wife, a recent grad working in a nursing home, gets around 16 per hour. Query: is it worth the risks, pain and strain when you can get $12 per hour at Home Depot? And are the Google site numbers way out of whack, since they show higher pay for a lot of the places reported above?
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from icugirl33
    There is no way an LPN does the same thing as an RN. I have heard a lot of LPN's say that and I refer them to the Nursing Practice Act. Anything else done beyond what's in the practice act is your choice but illegal..
    She said many, didn't say all.

    We're all aware of the Nurse Practice Act.
  4. by   bethin
    I work as a CNA in a small rural hospital in IN and I started out with no hospital experience making more than an LPN in VA! I thought my pay stunk, but it doesn't compare. How much does a CNA make?



    QUOTE=MaxNurse]I work in a rural area in Va. The average pay seems to be $8-11/hour. Nursing homes here make less starting out at $7/hour. I noticed, by the posts, in other states nursing homes pay more. I was surprised. here they pay less.
    My first job as a LPN was at a nursing home and i made $6.86/hr, that was 5 yrs ago. Recently a friend that graduated school and looking for her first job applied at the same nursing home and was offered only $7/hr, not much of an increase over 5 yrs eh?
    I presently make $10.30/hr, the .30 cents came from the big annual raise we got! LOL!![/QUOTE]
  5. by   HONEYBEAR
    I work at a LTC in Cleveland Ohio, baylor program.......work 24 get paid for 30 a week, and take home $25 an hour...been there for 2 yrs.....do not have insurance (by choice-have through hubbys job) maybe why hour wage is higher!
  6. by   avahsmiles
    Quote from bethin
    i work as a cna in a small rural hospital in in and i started out with no hospital experience making more than an lpn in va! i thought my pay stunk, but it doesn't compare. how much does a cna make?

    in our facility here is the breakdown of wages(we are unionized). the (+) is starting wage and up, it is higher the more years you have at the facility:

    cna- $11.98+

    lpn: $15.60+

    rn: $27.00+
  7. by   HisTreasure
    Brand new LPN (yippee!) here. I make $13.50 base with $1.50 night differential. Not a whole lot of money by any stretch of the imagination- but it's more than I made doing cashiering at Olive Garden. And it is 100X more fulfilling!
  8. by   Coach
    Wow, I can't believe we nurses complain about our pay. I live in CT, i have been a LPN for 4 years and I make $25/hr. I started as a graduate nurse at 22/hr. I work in LTC.
  9. by   dorieabsLPN
    I have been a nurse for 11 years and I make $20 and hour.I live in NH
  10. by   lil' girl
    Whew!! I just graduated and started working and am making over 18.00 hr in LTC.
  11. by   hippiejoe
    I have been an lpn for about 10 yrs. I worked in Tx. and after working in the hosp. for 5 yrs,taking PALS and ACLS I left to do travel nursing I make about 20-25 an hr and all my housing is paid.It is hard to find assignments at times but I have managed. It sure beats 16 an hr.
  12. by   rednurse127
    I live in the Chicago area and have been an LPN for Yikes! 28 years. I am well paid at over $25/hr and only work 4 days a week - no weekends or holidays in a specialty office setting.
  13. by   jilpn
    I am an LPN in Arkansas. The biggest hospital in this area I used to work with on a med/surg floor started me out at 11.50/hour then after 2 1/2 years I was making 12.50/ hour. Those are dayshift rates. I went to work with Healthsouth Rehab hosptial (which has a big corporta base in Alabama) and as a nurse liaison (which is evaluating pts for rehab and some marketing) and I make $18/hour. Of course all the liaisons make the same now matter if they are R orLPN, or just a marketer with no nursing background. So it was a huge raise for me. An RN with years of experience may see it as a pay cut. However, I hear one of the small hospitals around here starts their med/surg LPN's out at 15.80/hour.

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