Highest paying LVN job??

  1. 0 I am wondering.....

    What do you think would be the LVN job that would give the absolute highest pay we can earn as an LVN?

    Crickett
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    nursecrickett has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Dermatology, Pain Management'. From 'Palm Springs, California'; 54 Years Old; Joined Jan '04; Posts: 113.

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  3. Visit  Bala Shark profile page
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    San Francisco, California is considered a place where the cost of living is the highest in the nation..The top pay for a LPN/LVN at the San Francico county hospital is $28.51...

    When you think about wages, you have to consider the area you live in, in terms of the cost of living..And usually county hospitals pay the most out of all hospitals because they are public hospitals..That is in California..
    Last edit by Bala Shark on Jul 15, '06
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  4. Visit  L.O.E.N. profile page
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    yea, but 28.51 isn't going very far in SanFran.... considering that a 3 bedroom 1.5 or 2 bath house in a semi-decent neighborhood can easily run $300,000+.

    I'd venture a guess that corrections nurses and contract nurses willing to work strikes are pulling in the most as far as LPN pay is concerned. Why do they get the $$$? Because not many people want to work those jobs. If working around convicted murderers/rapists/sex offenders/etc. doesn't bother you, that's where I'd look... working strikes has to be a drag. Plus, it's kinda shafting the nurses, especially if they have a ligitimate reason for being P.O.'ed at that facility.
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  5. Visit  Bala Shark profile page
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    Quote from L.O.E.N.
    yea, but 28.51 isn't going very far in SanFran.... considering that a 3 bedroom 1.5 or 2 bath house in a semi-decent neighborhood can easily run $300,000+.

    I'd venture a guess that corrections nurses and contract nurses willing to work strikes are pulling in the most as far as LPN pay is concerned. Why do they get the $$$? Because not many people want to work those jobs. If working around convicted murderers/rapists/sex offenders/etc. doesn't bother you, that's where I'd look... working strikes has to be a drag. Plus, it's kinda shafting the nurses, especially if they have a ligitimate reason for being P.O.'ed at that facility.
    Well the price would be probably close to 600k or more in San Francisco...
  6. Visit  nursecrickett profile page
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    Really.....San Fran is THE most expensive place to live....houses run 600,000+ and thats probably not in the best neighborhood.
    Most run a mil or more.....CRAZY....so $20 something an hr isn't doing squat there!!

    Crickett
  7. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    Quote from L.O.E.N.
    yea, but 28.51 isn't going very far in SanFran.... considering that a 3 bedroom 1.5 or 2 bath house in a semi-decent neighborhood can easily run $300,000+.

    I'd venture a guess that corrections nurses and contract nurses willing to work strikes are pulling in the most as far as LPN pay is concerned. Why do they get the $$$? Because not many people want to work those jobs. If working around convicted murderers/rapists/sex offenders/etc. doesn't bother you, that's where I'd look... working strikes has to be a drag. Plus, it's kinda shafting the nurses, especially if they have a ligitimate reason for being P.O.'ed at that facility.
    Try more like 700,000 or more. My husbands grandparents sold a one bedroom shack right inside S.F. for a little over 700,000 two years ago....
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from L.O.E.N.
    yea, but 28.51 isn't going very far in SanFran.... considering that a 3 bedroom 1.5 or 2 bath house in a semi-decent neighborhood can easily run $300,000+.
    An average-looking home is going to cost nearly $1,000,000 in San Francisco County. You could find a condo/townhome in Pacoima (Los Angeles County) for $300,000; however, Pacoima is dangerous and the LVN pay is low. I know someone who earns $15.00 hourly at an outpatient clinic located in Pacoima.

    Prison LPNs/LVNs and area agency LPNs/LVNs tend to earn the most money because most people don't want those jobs.
  9. Visit  Bala Shark profile page
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    Yes, if you apply for like prisons in California, expect to make 70k a year, the higest pay..But also you will be trained to be a correctional officer also, carrying a gun....This is prison for you
  10. Visit  lilypad2424 profile page
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    Prison work might be interesting?
  11. Visit  Bala Shark profile page
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    Quote from lilypad2424
    Prison work might be interesting?
    You have to realize when I said prison in California, I was talking about the ones with the death row inmates..You know, killers, child molestors, etc...These are very violent and dangerous people.
  12. Visit  neygray profile page
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    I would think contract nursing would pay the most. I've lived in GA and NC and the prison jobs there were state jobs. The pay was just about the lowest scale of any other facility. The only upside to corrections were the state benefits and retirement.
  13. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    When I completed my California LVN program nine months ago, a recruiter from the prison system came to our school and told us that the top LVN pay for California correctional nurses was $6,100 monthly. Of course, all nurses who are amployed with the California Department of Corrections are trained as peace officers and carry loaded weapons.
  14. Visit  lilthorina profile page
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    my instructor in lvn prgm work at a correctional facility. he's an RN going on for his MSN.. he's a guy, a big bald guy.. hehe... i asked him if it's scary to work there. he said it's not since you jst hv to give meds and also maybe paperworks. and there's correctional officers everywhere. and he said that you have to carry this kind of a remote thing with a button and u jst hv to push it and in 3 sec, the CO are there. but what if in 3 sec u already got beaten up?

    but yah, on tv like those insiders on primetime tv show, ive seen nurses jst passing meds.... im sure they do more than that....

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