LPN Starting Salary - page 4

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   jlsan1977
    I have a friend who is a LPN and she makes 22.50/ hr in a rehabilitat ion unit. My cousin started off at 17.50 in tenn working in Home Health. She is now up to 24.27/ hr. I live in GA and our nursing homes start off between 17.00- 19.00/hr but are hospitals are like 15.00/hr.
  2. by   sweetielin
    i started at lower than anyone who has posted so far: $9.50 an hour. what a slap in the face! i wanted to cry when i found out what i would be making. it's embarrasing to even post it. that was in 2004. i have since moved to nights and gotten a raise. still i am making less than just about all the other poster. what keeps me where i am is the people i work with and also i would have a good bit of driving if i went anywhere else.
  3. by   jlsan1977
    That is awful i am sorry to here that. Some bosses know they can pay you less especially if it cost you more to commute. You should not be ashamed but you boss should.
  4. by   nevaeh79
    I Garuated 4 Months Ago, I Live In Chicago Illinois And I Make $32/hr.
  5. by   cheerfu60
    does anyone know what the starting rate is in Houston, I will be moving there next year after I graduate. Also did anyone find it hard to get a job right after school. I have been looking early and see that almost all places want you to have a least one year experience.
  6. by   bethinct
    I would like to know florida salaries too. Daytona beach/palm coast area??
  7. by   guislander
    Are you in Chicago proper or in the suburbs? I live in Racine, which isn't far from the border. I'd be willing to commute to waukegen, north chicago if the pay is that much higher. That's twice what I make. If it's chicago proper, that's harder. It'd be train commute that would at least an hour and a half, plus a pass that would be over hundred a month. That probalby makes it not worth it.
  8. by   Coloradogrl
    Quote from nevaeh79
    I Garuated 4 Months Ago, I Live In Chicago Illinois And I Make $32/hr.
    :spin: :spin: :spin: Ok, I need to move to Chicago!!!!!!!!!!! If you dont mind me asking what kind of work do you do? I know LPN's make 18-24 a hour here in Denver & I am thinking of moving to Texas where it is about the same thing.
    Is the cost of living really bad there?
  9. by   Calgon-take.me.away
    Have been an agency nurse for 8 years, and gave my notice 2 weeks ago. I am starting at a LTCF only 7 miles from my home. I had been traveling up to 50 miles one way with agency. My starting rate will be $17.00 with the facility, far below the $21.50 with agency, but no travel and no "big city" problems
  10. by   nevaeh79
    Quote from Coloradogrl
    :spin: :spin: :spin: Ok, I need to move to Chicago!!!!!!!!!!! If you dont mind me asking what kind of work do you do? I know LPN's make 18-24 a hour here in Denver & I am thinking of moving to Texas where it is about the same thing.
    Is the cost of living really bad there?
    I AM A LPN. MY COUSIN MOVED FROM TEXAS TO CHICAGO AND SHE SAYS THE COST OF LIVING IS ABOUT THE SAME. I AM REGISTRY AT THE HOSPITAL WHERE I AM EMPLOYED. SO I DONT GET ANY OF THERE BENEFITS OR PTO TIME.
  11. by   OgopogoLPN
    I live in the Okangan, BC Cananda. I've seen hospital postings for LPN's for $21.50/hour. I'm not sure what it would top out at.

    I'm also not sure what nursing homes would pay, but I'm almost positive it would be less. More like $16-$20/hour.
  12. by   nevaeh79
    Quote from guislander
    Are you in Chicago proper or in the suburbs? I live in Racine, which isn't far from the border. I'd be willing to commute to waukegen, north chicago if the pay is that much higher. That's twice what I make. If it's chicago proper, that's harder. It'd be train commute that would at least an hour and a half, plus a pass that would be over hundred a month. That probalby makes it not worth it.
    I LIVE AND WORK IN THE CITY. IT ONLY TAKES ME 20 MIN. TO GET TO WORK.
  13. by   joyrck9
    hi, i have been an LPN for alittle over a year now in NYC, and have been working at a hospital. I started at $20.50/hr and and now making $21.75/hour.

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