LPN Starting Salary - page 3

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   LPN/RN Student
    Hello all,

    I actually just passed my LPN boards and just got a job at a nursing home in the northern burbs of illinois a few days ago. I got a part time job at a nursing home as an LPN to make some extra money while i'm in an ADN program (graduating in May, hopefully, if all goes well) at a community college. Anyway, as a new grad lpn they hired me at $19.50/hr on weekdays and $20/hr on the weekends and in 3 months there will be a review for a possible raise. I hope this helps somebody out there! :spin:
  2. by   nursynurseRN
    In Santa Ana California " THE OC" at th e hospital I work at on a med/surg floor LVNs make 17-18 dollars and hours; but I heard they make 17 dollars an hour at a nursing Home I don't really know what is the truth.
  3. by   huganurse1203
    I started as a new Lpn at 18.50 ph plus $3.00 shift diff
    2 years later Im now at 21.ph $3.00 shift diff and 1.50 extra ph for med surg unit...
  4. by   April Showers
    Can anyone tell me starting LPN pay in Florida? Specifically Tampa/Clearwater area.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from sabrosura98
    In Santa Ana California " THE OC" at th e hospital I work at on a med/surg floor LVNs make 17-18 dollars and hours; but I heard they make 17 dollars an hour at a nursing Home I don't really know what is the truth.
    That's horrible pay for Orange County, California, considering the cost of living is so outrageous there. You guys should be earning at least $25 hourly.
  6. by   almoret
    hello guys!I am a registered nurse in the Phils. but i now live here in Germany with my US citizen husband.And i'm working out with my immigrant US visa bec. i want to go there and work as a nurse. I'm really depressed bec. the board of Nursing won't approve my application to take the NCLEX-RN exam just bec. i didn't passed yet my TSE/Ielts.Can i still work there even not as a registered nurse?
  7. by   Night_Nurse06
    My starting rate in Boston, MA was $23hr. But depending what shift you work there is also shift differential. My classmate that graduated with me is making $25hr working the 3rd shift.
  8. by   marieLVN
    My first job 1 year ago as an LVN was in a nursing home/rehab, and made 22.00/hr. I have since worked in home health making 19.00/hr, 12 hr shifts, so I get time and a half. I just got hired at a correctional facility, will probably start at about $25- $26/hr plus state ben. I also live in CA, and have heard of LVN's making $30/hr, possibly more.
  9. by   goinforitlpn
    I am not sure where you are looking for work, but I do believe you can make better money than that. And, your mom should most definitely be making more money than what she is making. I have been an LPN for 28 yrs and now making $25.00/hr. Keep looking for the right paying job. It is out there.
  10. by   ALF_LPN
    My first LPN job is at an Assisted Living Facility. I make $18.00/hr during the week and $20.00/hr on the weekend. I live in Iowa, where living expenses are not too high. I have quite a bit of student loan debt, however if I would have only borrowed what I needed for school, my payment would only be $70/month.
  11. by   goinforitlpn
    When I first became licensed, in 1979, I worked in a LTC. I earned a whopping $5.75 an hour. Sounds crazy I know but truly that is what I made as an LPN. It is all relevant. I still do not feel I am gettting paid what I am worth. I am working now towards putting those 2 little letters after my name instead, "RN." I will be able to earn more then, and have more opportunity available to me.
  12. by   miracle1986
    Hi.
    In pennsylvania. L.P.N.'s start at about 12 bucks an hour. Visiting nurses are at 23 bucks an hour.
    Robin
  13. by   Hopeslayer
    AS a new grad I make $19.55 an hour in a LTC facility on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Working 3rd shift I also get a $3/hr differential.

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