LPN starting pay $26.50!

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    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 will be graduating in 9 months I was hoping people in other states could help me guide my search for high-paying LPN cities in different states.

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    You will be hard pressed to find that kind of salary elsewhere.
    AngelicDarkness, i<3u, j.pkidd, and 7 others like this.
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    I make 26.50 (that's with shift differential) on weekend 3-11 shifts. I am per-diem, that's not unheard of in north jersey, if you do per-diem. I was making $28, per-diem (no differential), but a terrible job, not worth it at all!
    Chanta2 likes this.
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    With benefits or without?
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    That's great pay- where I live experienced RNs don't even get that much- and that's w/out bennies.
    And I know housing is cheap in Detroit right now.
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    WHAT....im so jealous
    angelabLPN likes this.
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    That is excellent pay even without benefits, considering Michigan state median income is at or below national averag. New Jersey is probably number one (just my guess).
    yercy121 likes this.
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    I don't get any benefits, and the cost of living is way high here. RN's (not per-diem, with benefits) get between $28 and 35 an hour.
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    That is with benefits he started at $26.50
    mshaw23 likes this.

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