LPN/LVN rate of pay in your area. - page 29

This topic has been around before, but I was looking for something more up to date. Things have fluctuated in past two years or so. I know people are always looking for salaries and most of the time... Read More

  1. by   Queenietoo
    Does anyone know what LPN/LVN pay is for state of Louisiana? I'm seriously considering a move to that state.
  2. by   angelbear12
    Quote from shellsbells
    Anyone from South Carolina? I"ll be moving there shortly.

    Pay in southern California in a snf is terrible. I started out making 14.00 an hour on the swing and noc shifts. LVNs do everything here except iv meds and messing with picc and central lines. It's terrible....A new admit will throw your med pass way off! I had 30 patients on the swing shift and 59 on the noc shift. I worked at another place for a short time and they started me at 17.00 an hour... I didn't have to admit people, but the care was horrendous there and I did not want any part of it.
    I worked in LTC for 13 yrs and I know exactly how you feel. I have downgraded to retirement homes. It's less stressful even though it's less pay where I live.
  3. by   Maria7197
    I live in S. Ca and am making 25.00/ hr now but we just went union!!
  4. by   angelbear12
    The only way an LPN can make that kind of pay in my neck of the woods is if you work through an agency. In nursing Homes is the next best @$13 an hour for 10 years of experience.
  5. by   llamagirl25
    First, I would like to say that working in LTC is NOT downgrading!!! I am an LPN and have been for almost 30 years. I have worked in psych, addictions, MR and many other fields. I find that LTC is the most rewarding. I work with late stage Alzheimer's patients. Some of them are put in the facility and their family stops visiting because the patient doesn't remember them any longer. These people are still human with all the same feelings and needs as any other person. They seem me almost everyday and although they can't remember my name, they do remember my face and my compassion. They know when they are hurting or sad, they can come to me for TLC and lots of hugs. Please do not consider working in long term care as being the bottom of the barrell. These people need us, sometimes more than the patients that are in a hospital for a short period of time. Nursing is not always about quick fixes. There is alot more to it. LTC nurses are a special breed and it is not for everyone. You either love it or not. Do not do it if you're not committed to your residents. I make 23.00 an hour to do what I love. I am truly blessed, everyday, by my residents.
  6. by   lincy40
    I read all of the post here about pay being this is my first time here and I agree with RN 815, agency and PRN are the way to go. For me I prefer the HOME HEALTH AGENCIES for the independence and self scheduling. I see anywhere from 5-9 patients per day. I work for 3 different agencies and range from $30-50 per visit. My average has been about $200-$300 per day. I hope that help for anyone not minding working out of their car. Personally, I LOVE IT!!
  7. by   nursemidestiny
    Quote from seselant02
    Do be mad about $10.50 because in Mississippi starting pay is $9.02 for LPN's
    Wow I sure hope you are wrong. $9 an hour is an insult!!!!!!:angryfire You can make more than that working at Walmart......I know a few grads and they started off around $13-$14 an hour!
  8. by   BestSweetGal
    I'll be taking my NCLEX soon and was wondering what the pay was like for LPNs in SC in hospitals and LTC. Any input would be helpful. Thanx.:spin:
  9. by   ccsfROBIN
    I have been asked to interview for a clinic job at the university hospital here. according to their website, the LVN pay ranges from about 21-35 bucks per hour. starting. Mind you, this is SF. The have a rather impressive bennie package as well.
  10. by   mollyjada
    Quote from midestiny
    Wow I sure hope you are wrong. $9 an hour is an insult!!!!!!:angryfire You can make more than that working at Walmart......I know a few grads and they started off around $13-$14 an hour!

    Well, I work in a LTC Center in Southern MS and as a new grad, I started out at 16.25 with 2.00 diff. Also hearing about a 2 dollar increase coming soon.
  11. by   nursemidestiny
    Quote from mollyjada
    Well, I work in a LTC Center in Southern MS and as a new grad, I started out at 16.25 with 2.00 diff. Also hearing about a 2 dollar increase coming soon.
    Thanks! I thought most were paid more! There is no way i would take $9 an hour I also heard all new grads min income are going up a couple of dollars.
  12. by   saycay
    Im new to this site but im in ar and the starting pay is about 10.50/hr. but i just interviewed for a position making 35/hr.
  13. by   myyshorty
    I recently moved to the Columbus, OH area and still have not found a job. Can anyone out there tell me where to look. LPN LOST!

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