Hourly Rate For LPNS - page 7

How much does any LPN who works in upstate New York make an hour working in a nursing home passing meds?... Read More

  1. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from sfrek1214
    Yeah but the 10 bucks an hour was back in like 2000 when this thread was first started! There is a difference in the cost of living in certain states as one other nurse here noted, so the wages would not be as high anyway.
    Thank you for pointing out that this thread is really old!
  2. by   HannaBee
    I earn $23 in my first LVN job just south of San Francisco. I have friends who are working in San Francisco at their first jobs and are making $25. I was offered $25 to work in San Fran but it was an on-call position, so I decided to go with the full time position instead (I like having a schedule!). Seasoned LVN's make closer to $30 in the Bay Area but the cost of living is prohibitive! I am working on my RN and not focusing so much on what I am making right now, I mean it's okay. I was told after 3 months they will raise it to $24. I just want to get used to the job for a year, not jump jobs, because I can concentrate more on my RN if I am not orienting to a new facility! That said, I would consider living somewhere else for a lesser wage if the cost of living was better (I think that includes 98% of the US!). Most peeps in the Bay Area can't afford to buy a home, me included, but I will be more marketable someplace else if I have a year's worth of work experience, so I'll stay put for now!
    Last edit by HannaBee on Aug 29, '08
  3. by   jenbet
    hey everyone,
    I live long Island and i work in LTC and the day shift make 21.00/hr. evening,and night make 23.00/hr with a yearly raise. I can't believe how little in places they pay LPN and RN"s even worst. I have many agencies I work for. I can make 26./hr 30/hr or even 27.00 depending on which one i use. OMG u guys need to move. So under paid!!
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from jenbet
    hey everyone,
    I live long Island and i work in LTC and the day shift make 21.00/hr. evening,and night make 23.00/hr with a yearly raise. I can't believe how little in places they pay LPN and RN"s even worst. I have many agencies I work for. I can make 26./hr 30/hr or even 27.00 depending on which one i use. OMG u guys need to move. So under paid!!
    Then again, this discussion is 8 years old. It was started in 2000, so I'm assured that the earlier posters are now earning more money in 2008.

    In addition, the cost of living in Long Island can be prohibitive for an LPN who wants the middle class comforts of a house, newer cars, retirement accounts, savings, vacations, and so forth.
  5. by   mrsb32
    I am a new grad LPN in NW Arkansas. Clinic nurses in this area (new grads) start between 12.50 and 14.50 per hour with benefits. Usually, with a raise of between .50 and 1.00 after 90 days. Hospital new grads do not start out at much more than 14.50. LTC can start between 15.00 or 20.00 per hour depending on the shift.
  6. by   geriatrics4life
    I'm a new grad LPN I just started in a LTC facitily and my base pay is $20 with $2.25 shift differential on 3-11 and weekends.
  7. by   nurseshashi
    in the 5 boroughs of new york bronx brooklyn manhattan queens and long island. lpn salaries in the hospital nurses start at $21.00hr Rn's can start at about $37- $39 hr in nursing homes you start at about $23-$24 hr. rn's about $45-$47hr
  8. by   OgopogoLPN
    BC Canada, new grad LPN

    $23.75/hour base
    $2.90/hour in lieu of benefits/vacation pay (until I get a reg position)
    $0.95/hour evening diff
    $1.60/hour overnight diff


    Two weeks ago, I did an overnight on a Saturday. So I made $28.25/hour (or more if there is a weekend diff)


    Last night I did an O/T overnight and made $40.13/hour

    I'm not sure if there's a weekend diff as well. I'll find out when I get my next paystub this Wednesday.
  9. by   covergirl2120
    The facility i work in im making 15.17/hr with no experience..its nice and the cost of living here is cheap
  10. by   mandykal
    I know this thread is old.......

    Connecticut
    2000-2005 CNA $11.00 --$15.00/hr ( I was making 15.00hr)
    2005 Grad Lpn $15.00hr (massachusetts)

    2006 LPN $26.00/hr, now 2008 $27.39/hr LTC fulltime (connecticut
    2008 Agency Per diem $28-30.00/hr pending facility http://www.msnhealth.com/
    You gotta love this agencies nowadays, you get paid the next day!
    Last edit by mandykal on Sep 21, '08
  11. by   BabyScanner82
    I truly hope the nurses who made the older postings are getting paid far better now! Here in Chi-Town the pay scale is around:

    CNA/PCT: $10-16 hr

    LPN: $16-25 hr

    RN: $19-28

    Thank goodness we are in a profession that will always be understaffed!! :bowingpur
  12. by   mandykal
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    thank goodness we are in a profession that will always be understaffed!! :bowingpur[/quote]

    i'm not sure if i would want to salute being understaffed. i worked at a unit attendant, then a cna, and now a nurse, so i know at heart of how working understaff feels like. i'm sure we all want higher wages, but lets face it with economic crisis, higher wages is a % portion of why health care is expensive. someone's got to pay us and results are it falls back to the patient and sometimes a family member when they too become patients/client.
  13. by   Gizmo44
    I'm in Indiana and just started as a new grad LPN @ $18/hr plus $2/hr diff. on weekends in LTC. It is a lot of work and the facility is total paper charting with LOTS of duplication. Benes only with min. 32 hrs week.

    Hospitals around here start LPNs out at $11.50/hr with shift diff. but they don't utilize them like they used to. One hospital does have a continuing care center & LPNs start @ $14.59/hr. Total computerized charting and bar scan for meds. Benes in both hospitals with min. 20 hrs/week.

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