LPN starting pay $26.50! - page 5

My brother just finished up his LPN school a few months ago, he got hired here in the metro detroit area in MI for $26.50 starting. I am attending the same school he went to, I am half way done and... Read More

  1. by   lilaclover6984
    I live in BC and make $25/hr and get $26 when I work nights...
  2. by   trininurse16
    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    I'm a new grad LPN making 22.50 an hour. This is the most money I've ever made in my life so I'm very happy.

    Are you in NYC????
  3. by   Ms.RN
    i posted same thing two times. is there any way i can get rid of this post?
    Last edit by Ms.RN on Oct 30, '09 : Reason: double posted
  4. by   Ms.RN
    Quote from nursingsfuture
    what facility do your work at? i am lic pending and looking for employment
    are you in michigan? i'm from there and i know couple of good facilities. some facilites have shift differentials which pays 2 or 3 dollars extra if working afternoon or midnight. if strating pay for new grad is 23 then with diferentials it can go up to 26. if you are looking for a job let met know i can give you names of couple of good facilities.
  5. by   SPower82

    32.00 an hour no exprience!!! thats awesome! how hard is it finding a job as an lvn out there in nocal? i live in chicago and it is moderatly easy out here as in if you just keep applying you will find something in 3 weeks or so (maybe not exacty what you want, for that you may have to apply a bit more).

    in any case my mom lives in san jose and im thinking of moving out there, let me know how it goes.
  6. by   KG916
    Wow.. LVN's start at $27 with full benefits $29 without benefits here in my area (Sacramento region).. nursing homes which pay less than major hospitals offer $25 with benefits.

    The other thing is there are NO LVN's in acute setting here in my area, apparently the CNA (california nurses association) had something to do with that and almost 99% of LVNS working for hospitals are in outpatient clinics.

    The RN"S start off around $48-$52 and it goes up if you apply for towards the bay area!!
  7. by   lacy99
    Just a comment to the nurse making $20/ visit in Michigan. Im a LPN I make $ 50 dollars a visit they are not paying you right at all! Medicaid pays an agency 145.00 for a visit.
  8. by   faith2468
    Quote from chiromed0
    Good news...your in the right profession!

    What facility is paying $26.50 an hour to LVN?
  9. by   sanasana
    Thanks for sharing. I am planning to take LPN in Michigan. Do you know which college has LPN program in and around Detroit? Where did your bro graduate from?

  10. by   presey
    N.Cali has great nurse wages, right, KG916!
  11. by   curious101
    I sure wish you wouldn't be telling people how much LPN's make in Michigan, everyone will move here and the jobs will be much harder for you and i too find!! LOL It does seem many states pay LPN's a very low wage, i'm in Michigan, attending a school in Ohio, where they only pay their LPN's $15.00 an hour, no wonder there isn't any students from Ohio, most LPN schools in Ohio are filled with Michigan students.
  12. by   paacollins
    A friend of mine started at a LTC in SW VA and is making $20 an hour with benefits and $24 with no benefits. I could start there as an RN and make considerably more but it is an hour drive thru windy back roads. We had 10 inches of snow 2 weeks ago and she had to spend the weekend there. I can't do that since I have young children and an elderly parent living with me. Hopefully I can find something similar closer to home.
  13. by   mermcm83
    I agree, even though it's still low, the agency that I formerly worked for paid Lpn's $32 per visit. $20 is really low.