How Much Is The Salary For Lvn In California

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    IF YOU DON'T MIND, I WANNA ASK ALL THE LVN'S IN CALIFORNIA HOW MUCH DO YOU GET IF YOUR AN EXPERIENCED LVN...MEANING YOU'VE BEEN IN THE PROFESSION FOR SUCH A LONG TIME...TNX...I JUST WANT TO HAVE AN IDEA....:spin:

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    I am wondering the same thing, because I am an LPN in Colorado with a boat load of experience in all areas, and have topped out in this state as far as pay goes. I am looking to go back to California, but I need to know that I will make a decent living that is comparable to the cost of living out there..... I have been in healthcare since 1992 and have worked in all areas!! Here the max is around $19 per hour. Even with shift differential, lots of experience and working in specialty areas.
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    I live here in Los Angeles Cali and it depends but i have heard in an Acute setting is 20-23 per hour
    in a nursing home its about anywhere from 23-27 not that bad but there are also registry that pay 30 per hour to start, but no benefits and you float from hospital to hospital thats registry though I'm sure they pay more in some areas like Beverly Hills lot s of rich plp there...=D hope this helped a bit
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    It depends on where you live and where you work. My friend is an LVN in RN school and he got a job right after becomming and LVN at a rest home and was only getting 12 starting out. He then got a job at the hospital paying the same amount until they had to do lay offs, they told him he could keep his job if he wanted to work for minimum wage, he left. He is now one of the head nurses at the rest home and I think he gets about 16/hr
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    Well I only have 1 year experience under my belt and I now make 21.85 @ an LTC/Rehab. My co-worker who's been an LVN for nearly 20 years takes home about 1700 a month (I seen it when she opened her check next to me lol).
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    Quote from one_morning_star
    I am wondering the same thing, because I am an LPN in Colorado with a boat load of experience in all areas, and have topped out in this state as far as pay goes. I am looking to go back to California, but I need to know that I will make a decent living that is comparable to the cost of living out there..... I have been in healthcare since 1992 and have worked in all areas!! Here the max is around $19 per hour. Even with shift differential, lots of experience and working in specialty areas.
    You won't make a decent living, at least compared to Colorado. I've seen a few clinics advertise $24-26 on Craigslist. The highest pay that I've seen posted is $70,000 and that's working in corrections. In the SF Bay Area, you'll barely be able to afford a 1-BD condo on that. You'd do better in the Sacramento area but it's ridiculously hot. I'm seriously looking to get out of CA after completing LVN school.
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    My starting pay as a new grad LVN in California was $26.00 an hour and it was $28.50 an hour without benifits..
    Last edit by Bala Shark on Sep 1, '07
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    It will vary based on where in California you live. I lived in Vacaville, about midway between Sacramento and SF. As a new grad out of LVN school I made $21/hr. Before I left Ca in 2005 I was making $24/hr. I worked in a sub-acute rehab unit in a LTC facility.

    I have friends who were making more commuting to Sacramento, but not by much. However, I will say that housing cost in that area was A LOT more affordable there than in the SF Bay Area.

    It wasn't uncommon to find a 3 br house in Vacaville for $1500-1700/mo. Where as you'd be lucky to find a 1 br apartment in a decent neighborhood in SF for that.

    I can tell you right now that cost of living in California is 170% higher than what it is here in SE Texas. I only make $16/hr here, but I also don't pay nearly as much as I would in California for a house or any number of other things... like car insurance.

    I grew up my entire life in California... and I will tell you that anyplace you live in the states (aside from Hawaii) will be more affordable than California. Don't let what seems like "excellent pay" fool you into moving there. It's definately not cheap to live in California.
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    Quote from Bala Shark
    My starting pay as a new grad LVN in California was $26.00 an hour and it was $28.50 an hour without benifits..
    Hi!

    Is that at bay area? san francisco particularly? that was the highest pay that i've ever heard. thanks for the info.
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    :spin:The california mens prison pays between $22-$25.5 an hr. $40,620-$49,368 a year with unbelievable benefits.
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