LPN Starting Salary - page 20

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   mymy#1nurse
    OK im from cali..does anyone know about how much the start off pay i for new grad LVN's out here??
  2. by   mymy#1nurse
    OK im from california..does anyone know about how much the start off pay for new grad LVN's out here??
  3. by   amjowens
    Quote from 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
    it says a lot about your employer if they're paying for your schooling. consider the number of hours you'd have to work to pay for your schooling..does it add up? also, jails are notorious for paying well. in addition, in this time of scarce jobs, i'm seeing jails are hiring. no accident for either of this, as work environment should be considered, not just pay.

    i love where i work! i know i could go to downtown detroit, work in a nursing home making $25/h in a min. i almost have my 1-year experience, so options are open. i don't think i could be paid to leave my assisted living position...as an lpn i won't be seeing more than $20/h there, but in two semesters i'll be an rn. i expect to earn $25+, which again, is a little low. i actually miss the residents if i don't work a few days, and honestly look forward to going to work..that's priceless!

    if you like where you work and employer compensating you fairly, really really consider leaving, cuz as you can look on this site and talk to a good share of nurses...there are some very unhappy nurses (and i have feeling the money they are making isn't making up for the way some of them are sounding re their nursing experience).
  4. by   nurse_mo1986
    I work in an ICU in missouri. I make 21.00 hrly, but work the off shift-noc's and lot's of wknd to make that kind of money. Still, it seems that this is more than most LPN's in the hospital setting.
  5. by   RaeMae
    Hi!
    Is there a difference in salaries for LPN when it comes to where you are working? Will an LPN at a hospital make more than an LPN at a nursing home?
  6. by   angelcocolin
    most time ,I just read about $$$! Do you like the job?
  7. by   Prado
    i m new grad lvn...just got treatment nurse job at subacute nursing home.
    i m getting 31 $ per hour....in cali4nia.

    by the way i failed my 1st interview, and they offered me 25 $.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from RaeMae
    Hi!
    Is there a difference in salaries for LPN when it comes to where you are working? Will an LPN at a hospital make more than an LPN at a nursing home?
    In the city where I live, the LPNs/LVNs who work in nursing homes are actually paid more money than the LPNs/LVNs who are employed at hospitals. Since nursing homes are not regarded as the most desirable places to work, these facilities must offer competitive pay rates in order to attract and retain staff.
  9. by   pca_85
    Quote from TheCommuter
    In the city where I live, the LPNs/LVNs who work in nursing homes are actually paid more money than the LPNs/LVNs who are employed at hospitals. Since nursing homes are not regarded as the most desirable places to work, these facilities must offer competitive pay rates in order to attract and retain staff.
    Out here in Ohio as well. I love geri, so it's a huge bonus for me, can't wait to finish school.
  10. by   84ashley
    hey prado!!! i dont know why but i cant reply to your message a few weeks ago, i dont understand why i dont have that privilage!!!! how do i do it lol!!! thats awesome about the job! hows it going??? i am finally graduated and whating for my ATT to take my NCLEX here in michigan, i have applied everywhere to work as a grad nurse while i wait but no luck!!! any advice on the NCLEX im so dand nervous!!! HELP!!!
  11. by   Anne36
    FLg8r, that sounds like being an indentured servant. Im not even sure what LPn

    make where I live. I hear so many stories, ranging from $12-26/hr. Whatever

    the real pay is, I dont think its equal to the education. Im also becoming

    discouraged. When I have been busting my ass in school,(this is a lot of hard

    work to get A's) just to apply for the program from Hell and find out people with

    0 education are getting paid the same wages for other jobs. I have a relative

    that works in admitting in the hospital and makes over $18 an hour with no

    college! The difference between getting into the Rn program vs Lpn program is

    only Eng2, sociology, gym, govt, and 1 elective! How the heck are those

    classes going to make a nurse any better? I would do it, but I am barely

    scraping by to afford my 1 class this semester.
  12. by   Anne36
    btw, my sister-in-law makes over $13 an hour working at wal-mart here in MI and has great benefits! Why not move here and get an instant pay raise without all the hard work.
  13. by   RaeMae
    Thanks for the info!

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