LPN pay

  1. 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. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  3. 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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    ag
  4. by   Agnus
    In north west NV most LPN's start out at about 13-15 per hour. However, our largest hosp. ony pays about 10. Experienced LPN who stay with one employer make 16-20 per hour.
    We are extreemly rural. Even Reno, our only real city, is quite limited in the care that is available. We care flight daily to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay on a regular basis.
    Very few acute hospitals hire LPN's at all. Yet, LTC facilities are clammoring for them.
    Until this Sep. our school was the only one in the state that had an LPN program.
    This year they reopened one in Las Vagas. But that might as well be in another state. It's 400 miles.
  5. by   Agnus
    I just started interviewing for my first LPN position. I have offers ranging from $12.50 at an acute hospital to $16 at a nursing home. I am probalbly going to take the one for $12.50.
  6. by   EJD-LPN
    Originally posted by adireen:
    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. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  7. by   EJD-LPN
    I AM A L.P.N WORKING IN FLORIDA.IM NOW WORKING IN A NURSING HOME AND THE AVERAGE PAY IS 11-14 DOLLARS AN HOUR.IN THE HOSPITAL I THINK THE AVERAGE IS AROUND 8 DOLLARS.I HOPE THIS HELPS JANE
    Originally posted by adireen:
    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. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  8. by   DIDI
    Originally posted by adireen:
    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. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  9. by   DIDI
    I'm a lpn working in central IN, pay varies greatly here also. Hospital between $10-15hr.,Nursing home $11-18hr.,home care pays different 12-17, if you work agency $12-28hr.,This varies with exerpence, and how each nurse interviews. hopes this helps/di
  10. by   ds1@intrstar.net
    I have been a LPN for 23 yrs. I have much varied experience and have been very lucky in that and esp. in a very sm. town. My problem is that with all my experience--no one wants to pay an LPN. When I worked Home Health for l3 yrs I made $22.00 a visit with no benefits or milage and that was 5 yrs. ago now. Now I work at an Internist's office and I make less than $12.00 and am the only nurse. I also am interested in trying to show for the amt. of pts. and work what is a fair pay scale. Last year I only got .66/hr. raise. I had also implemented several new forms and updated our office somewhat. I really feel I deserve more and most definitely overworked during office hours. My employers are only interested in the bottom line but I feel if I show them what other nurses are making and for the amt. of work and income I bring in to them with all the extra things I do, that I may be able to secure a more fair salary.
  11. by   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!!
  12. by   NSG102
    I HAVE BEEN A LPN FOR SEVEN YEARS WORKING IN
    LONG TERM CARE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND.
    WHEN I GRADUATED FROM NURSING SCHOOL, I ONLY
    MADE 11.50/HR. I CURRENTLY MAKE 19.00/HR.
    FROM WHAT I READ IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER AND
    JOB FAIRS LPN'S IN THE HOSPITAL ONLY MAKE,
    11-13.OO/HR ON DAY SHIFT. HOWEVER DUE TO
    CURRENT NSG SHORTAGE IN OUR STATE SOME
    HOSPITALS ARE OFFERING LPN'S SHORT TERM
    CONTRACTS 10-13 WEEKS FOR 22-25.00/HR.
    MANY LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES ARE OFFERING
    SIGN ON BONUSES OF $4,000.00 DUE TO NURSING SHORTAGE.
  13. by   NMB22
    I am currently making $15.30 an hour at a small nursing home in Rhode Island. Looking through the ads in the papers, Lpn's in Rhode Island can make between $12-almost $20 an hour at nursing homes out here. I'm not sure about the hospitals though. I live in Connecticut, and I know the nursing home where my grandmother is the LPN's make about $16.50. I started out at $15, and then got a .30 raise.
  14. by   Jeanbean
    LPN's in my office make $11/hr. At the hospital they make a bit more- this is in central OR.

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