LPN Starting Salary - page 19

Hello I am not an lpn but am thinking about becoming one and i have researched salaries. I have seen salaries as low as $12 an hour and as high as $18 an hour. What is the average starting... Read More

  1. by   StrikerRN
    I think it varies with states and hospitals, my aunt works in a small hospital and makes 18/hour that was before but now she makes 24-26/hour and she's been there for 15 years.
  2. by   Tarz
    My wife who is an LPN/LVN made $16/hr in socal at a medical group as a starting floater nurse. She makes $20/hr in Oregon now at a nursing home.
  3. by   2008pn
    Quote from Tarz
    My wife who is an LPN/LVN made $16/hr in socal at a medical group as a starting floater nurse. She makes $20/hr in Oregon now at a nursing home.

    That is awesome, trying to look for jobs in nursing home where I live, I wanted to look for jobs in the correctional facilities as well
  4. by   stdntograd06
    I live in Southern PA and work in a County Nursing Home working 7P-7A. 3 12hr. shifts/wk. I make $15/hr + $3 more for 3-11 shift and $1 more for the 11-7 shift. So all in all, I don't think it's that bad but I've heard more and more nurses say they're making more than that just graduating and I've only been out of school for 2 years. I think that we as LPN's should be paid significantly more for the work we do.

    Kelly
  5. by   nursheryl
    It all depends on location and facility. I made $9.50 and hr at a pediatric clinic with one year experience. My advice is to put in an application to a hospital( so you get your acute care experience) and work there for a year with out benefits (for higher pay). Then after that period of time, decide what and where you want to do.
  6. by   chachagreen
    i would say in the Northwest region you should be making any where from $20-$30 an hour depending on the position (typically closer to 20). this is with at least 1-2 years experience. this includes facility, agency or home health positions. clinic or Dr. offices typically pay less but it depends on the provider. maybe 16-18? you also need to consider benefits, and for profit or non-profit status of a company which will greatly impact your pay. However, you'll learn very quickly that dollar amount is of minimal importance. Be very, very careful where you work. If you injure yourself working at a facility that staffs skimpier, and pays a few dollars more an hour, you won't be making anything, and you'll be spending all your money on your lawyer. just a thought.
  7. by   NURSE_COCO
    Quote from miracle1986
    Hi.
    In pennsylvania. L.P.N.'s start at about 12 bucks an hour. Visiting nurses are at 23 bucks an hour.
    Robin
    I guess it depends of what part of Pennsylvania you are in. My first job out of LPN school was $22.50 in Assisted Living and I am now making $26.00, I even have a pool job making $32.05 at a nursing home.
  8. by   patty77
    Quote from pat8585
    Hello
    I am not an lpn but am thinking about becoming one and i have researched salaries.
    I have seen salaries as low as $12 an hour and as high as $18 an hour.

    What is the average starting salary for A NEW lpn?

    Just want to know if I will be able to pay off my student loan!
    Depends where you live and where you want to work. I attended an info session for lpn and the nurse said two of her grad students no exp working in re-hab facility starting at 20/hr.
  9. by   FLg8r
    Quote from patty77
    depends where you live and where you want to work. i attended an info session for lpn and the nurse said two of her grad students no exp working in re-hab facility starting at 20/hr.
    $12.52 - pinellas county hospital ..... not at all what i expected, but it is just my short layover to get to the rn bridge program .... plus, i'm really not doing it for the money, but it would be nice to be paid what we are worth
  10. by   CynicallyVexed
    I'm at 16/hr at a skilled nursing facility 3-11... that's about average for the new grads around here though. I have been offered 12.50 from a hospital tho... not cool seeing that's only 50 cents more than what I made as critical care nursing assistant.. lol.
  11. by   1uvakindmom
    It depends on where you live. I live in MA and LPNs generally make 19-23 per hour as new grads.
  12. by   luv_a_nurse
    $20.36/hr in LTC for 3-11 shift with benefits-full time, in Pittsburgh, PA. Right now I have 15 residents, and I won't ever have any more than 25. The unit I work on is a rehab unit, so I see alot of S/P knee replacements, hip replacements, ect. I've been there for 6 weeks and so far, so good!
  13. by   FLg8r
    seeing all these posts, i'm starting to have doubts if i am making the right move. the hospital that hired me and is paying for me to go thru lpn school, is only paying me $12.52/hr after i obtain my license - and i have to work for them for 3 years. i thought it would be ok - since i don't need the money and was doing it for the benefit of having a job upon graduation and gaining the experience, but now i question if i should put myself thru school and take my chances finding a job once i obtain my license. i live in the tampa bay area ... i know the jails in this area pay the lpns $25/hr!!! please tell me i am not making a mistake

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