LPN/LVN rate of pay in your area. - page 41

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   newbie26
    I just graduated in texas and I was hired at the hospital at 14.95 + shift diff and benefits. The ltc's around here hire between 14-18. The state hospital hires at 18. I'm in a semi-small town with a lower cost living but now that I seeing other I'm wondering if i got screwed
  2. by   lpnflorida
    I just accepted a per diem position in a SNF on their rehab unit. I accepted $23.00 an hour. This was the amount HR quoted, then while sitting with the DON she asked me if I was okay with this amount. I said yes, I was.

    My feeling was although I have worked for 30 years as an LPN. I have never worked in anything but a hospital. My thoughts were I am as green as a new grad as far as the charting requirements and rules of a SNF. I also felt at a later date, this amount might be open to negotiation.

    Meanwhile I am reading on my own time the Federal Regulations OBRA. Medicaid reimbursement and something called F tag descriptions. All new to me. I am also looking at taking the LPN Supervisory 30 hour course which is required here in florida within 6 months of employment.

    I am hoping taking on a per diem is not going to be too much as I also work 36 hours a week in our local Hospital. Ought to be interesting at my age.
  3. by   Magnolia08
    I live in Columbus, GA and work in a doctors office specializing in pain management. I am a new LPN and they started me out at $16.00/hr Mon-Fri 8 to 5pm all holidays off however I did not take their insurance because I have my husbands. One hospital here starts out at $12.08/hr 12 hour shifts 7a to 7p 3 days a week. $13.50 if you work 7p to 7a. This is for a new grad.
  4. by   Starfish08
    The best way to manage with an LPN is to work for yourself. I am self employed and have been for the past twelve years. I get paid either through Medicaid (currently at $30/hr) and/or through a school district $35/hr. My best salary was through private insurance $45/hr. But that was intense, major high stress Critical care nursing of terminally ill child.

    I love working for myself, making my own schedule etc. The downside is paying for your own health insurance and 0 pay when you take a day off! But for me the benefits far outweigh the mandatory o/t, crappy pay etc.

    I have worked in facilities doing Per Diem work: Drug rehab and Assisted Living and Court mandated youth facilities: Pay ranged from $18 - 24/hr.
    It depends on where you live and as someone else mentioned "saturation of available nurses"
  5. by   arawn
    Hi Everybody-

    I just joined the forum today; this is my first post. I'm a male LVN in Austin, TX, working F/T for a drug/ alcohol detox facility. Four months ago HR wrestled from the Board of Directors a starting pay of $20/hr for LVN's (up from $17.50!); we have 2 RN's here but I don't know what they make. At $17.50/hr we had 2 P/T positions sit open for 6 months with no applicants except people who had sanctions against their licenses and couldn't give controlled meds...which is almost the only type of meds we give at this detox program.

    If this job/ pay sounds good to you, check with me because in a couple months I'll be giving my notice. My Lady and I intend to move to Portland, OR as soon as I can get my OR license.

    Regards- Arawn
  6. by   Miss Tapo
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    In Terre Haute I was offered $11.00 to start as Grad LPN and I thought that was an insult you know.













    quote=Couture_Honey;1129038]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 its for RN's. I'll start ;-)


    Around the Cincinnati area here I'm not sure about the starting pay or pay in hospitals for LPN's. But I know LTC facilities are about 16 to start ranging up to about 22. I've seen ad's in the paper saying $24 but I don't know what that was for. Agencys are about 21-25 dollars for LPN's also. I believe Jobs are plentiful around here! Also when I was up in columbus, I heard an instructor saying they are starting their LPN's out with $27-30 while the RN's get about $40-50 ..I don't really believe that, but I just tossed that out there maybe for some clarification?[/quote]
  7. by   Miss Tapo
    You were screwed babe. I was offered $11.00 plus 30c shift differential, I thought that was an insult dear, and I walked out of the interview. I made $10 as a CNA. And I thought it would be nice to advance myself. Nursing school was tough and just needs some rewarding afterwards. After all the care plans and clinicals, start me @ least @ $16.00 pliz. Its kind of a dissadvantage living in these small towns. I got hired by some big rehab place now and they offered me $16 to start with, plus $5.000 sign on bonus and good benefits, not to mention shift differential. Now we are talking hey! Keep looking dear.
  8. by   lexibear99
    I work in a ltc facility in central illinois and I make 20.00 an hour plus shift diff
    Last edit by lexibear99 on Sep 9, '08 : Reason: left out area!
  9. by   puppielove
    THAT IS SO, WRONG I HOPE THEY HAVE A NURSING SHORTAGE SOON.YOU DID'T GO TO SCHOOL TO MAKE BARELY MORE THAN MINIMUM WAGE HOPE RN'S ARE PAID AS POORLY
  10. by   puppielove
    :deadhorse:caduceus:I WORK AS A LPN IN HOMECARE FOR ADULT QUADS AND VENT PEDS PATIENTS HAVE ALSO DONE LTC PAY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS 18-21HR BUT IF YOU WORK IN THE HOSPITAL AND THEY DON'T LIKE LPN'S IN OURS PAY IS 11HR THEY WORK YOU AS A AID THEN WHEN IT SUITS THEM A LPN
  11. by   LuvAnurse31
    Nurseangela 407, hi my name is lashay.I plan on moving to that area soon.I would love to contact you regarding the agencies out there.My email adress is nightnurse4u@yahoo.com
    Last edit by LuvAnurse31 on Sep 14, '08
  12. by   LuvAnurse31
    My earlier reply was to nurseangela 407, I will move to Orlando in 2 weeks and would love some info, I currently live in NY. Thank You
  13. by   lpnflorida
    check out careerbuilder.com, just to name one web site. There are others out there.

    you can plug in about any good sized city in this nation and see who has jobs, in what filed, requirements and what place it is. Now it will not most likely tell you rate of pay.

    You could then put in a call to the human resource center of any place you are interested in. They can give you what the range of pay scale is meaning from New grad anything to top scale.

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