$12 an hour?! - page 3

I used to work at a nursing home in Food Services (supervising staff cafeteria), and I went back to visit and get my face out there again. My aunt is an LPN there, and I went upstairs to say hello... Read More

  1. by   nursebedlam
    Quote from caroladybelle
    There are places where RNs are paid $12.00 an hour.

    It depends on what area of the country that you are in and what type of nursing you do.
    hell $12.00 :uhoh21:
  2. by   TeenyBabyRN
    Quote from caroladybelle
    There are places where RNs are paid $12.00 an hour.

    It depends on what area of the country that you are in and what type of nursing you do.
    Where on earth do they find RNs that will work for $12/hr???
    That is disgraceful!
  3. by   FNP2B
    Quote from goldenlpn
    i graduated from school march, 12 2004. i began working with my temp permit at a long term care facility in phila pa on march 24. i started out @ 19.20 an hr. i passed my boards yesterday and will now make 20.63 11-7am shift, 3-11 is 23.57 and 7-3 is 19.70. if you interested philly is an excellent place for lpns to excel and make a decent living. most facilities are paying 19-25 an hr depending on the shift.
    wow, you are an lpn new grad and you are going to come out of the gates making about 42k anually.....maybe im reading this post wrong? that seems a bit much for a lpn?:stone

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    Last edit by FNP2B on Jun 12, '04
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from FNP2B
    WoW, you are an LPN new grad and you are going to come out of the gates making about 42K anually.....maybe im reading this post wrong? That seems a bit much for a LPN?:stone
    Salary.com lists LPN at $39,187 (which of course would not include differentials, as that is a benefit) and RN at $50,000, (which is $24-27/hr depending on whether it is based on 8 or 12 hour shifts) so this is probably correct.
  5. by   FNP2B
    Quote from RN4NICU
    Salary.com lists LPN at $39,187 (which of course would not include differentials, as that is a benefit) and RN at $50,000, (which is $24-27/hr depending on whether it is based on 8 or 12 hour shifts) so this is probably correct.
    Yes it does but thats for the 75th %ile .......the average is 36K ......i was responding to a new LPN grad saying they are going to make 42K out of the gate:stone Why become an RN when you can BANK as an LPN (which reequires less educatioin and less time.)
  6. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from fnp2b
    yes it does but thats for the 75th %ile .......the average is 36k ......i was responding to a new lpn grad saying they are going to make 42k out of the gate:stone why become an rn when you can bank as an lpn (which reequires less educatioin and less time.)
    from salary.com:
    the median expected salary for a typical licensed practical nurse in philadelphia, pa, is $39,187.
    licensed practical nurse
    25th%ile $37,493
    median $39,187
    75th%ile $42,629
    philadelphia, pa

    the median expected salary for a typical staff nurse - rn in philadelphia, pa, is $50,212.
    staff nurse - rn
    25th%ile $46,739
    median $50,212
    75th%ile $53,536
    philadelphia, pa
    Last edit by RN4NICU on Jun 12, '04
  7. by   FNP2B
    Quote from rn4nicu
    from salary.com:
    the median expected salary for a typical licensed practical nurse in philadelphia, pa, is $39,187.
    licensed practical nurse
    25th%ile $37,493
    median $39,187
    75th%ile $42,629
    philadelphia, pa

    the median expected salary for a typical staff nurse - rn in philadelphia, pa, is $50,212.
    staff nurse - rn
    25th%ile $46,739
    median $50,212
    75th%ile $53,536
    philadelphia, pa
    again thank you for proven my point a new lpn grad is not ,making 42k anually......ie. 25th%ile(meaning less experience) $37,493 that is a 5-6k difference than what the new lpn grad "said":stone he was going to make. he also said and i quote "most facilites are paying $25 an hour:stone "...do the math if a "lpn makes $25 dollars an hour and they work 40/hr a week they are making an unbeliveble(for an lpn) 52k anually. so again i post why go to school for 4yrs (preqs. included)for a bsn when one could be done with an lpn program in ....mmmm....i dont know 1yr1/2(preeqs. included) and bank the same if not more than the average rn.....median for rn's 50,212.:stone

    lpn=less education, less time, more money!:stone


    "a room without books, is like a body without a soul"
  8. by   RN4NICU
    I did not prove your point.
  9. by   FNP2B
    Quote from RN4NICU
    I did not prove your point.
    well thank you for reinforcing(proving) my point. New Grad LPN's are not making 42k out of the gates.....you reinforced(proved) my original posting by presenting the salary.com figures 25th%ile(less experience) 37K anually and for that...........(with tear filled eyes) i thank you:stone

    LPN=less education,less time. more money:stone




    "Good things come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle"
  10. by   michelle95
    he also said and i quote "most facilites are paying $25 an hour
    I believe you left something out.

    The person actually wrote:

    Most facilities are paying 19-25 an hr depending on the shift

    To accuse someone of lying is pretty rude.
  11. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from michelle95
    I believe you left something out.

    The person actually wrote:

    "Most facilities are paying 19-25 an hr depending on the shift"


    To accuse someone of lying is pretty rude.
    Thank you michelle. That is the point I was trying to make while this person tried to make me look like I did not know what I was talking about (which is also pretty rude).
  12. by   FNP2B
    let me restate my claim LPN's are not(and if they are it is well experinced LPN NOT NEW GRADS) making 42K dollars anually out of the gates. to much for someone to swallow. than just buckle down and apply yourself and gain more knowledge in order to become an RN and realize its never to late to be what you might have been(RN)
    thank you

    thread closed:stone
  13. by   FNP2B
    Quote from RN4NICU
    Thank you michelle. That is the point I was trying to make while this person tried to make me look like I did not know what I was talking about (which is also pretty rude).
    I never one time said you did not know what you were talking about......in fact i thanked for your input and for reinforcing (aka. proving) my point

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