LPN Starting Salary - page 5

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. Visit  allantiques4me} profile page
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    Quote from 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.
    oh my goodness! i made that kind of money when i was a nurses aide back in the day.but it does matter that you love your job and people you work with.i might still try to shop around.
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  3. Visit  mumpet5} profile page
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    I received my LVN in Texas, am now in New Mexico, as a Pediatric Home Health Nurse, I make $17.00 an hour, with no benefits, no health care, no PTO, etc. I am wondering what an LVN in Coachella Valley, CA would make, Palm Desert, PalmSprings, Rancho Mirage and surrounding nearby areas. Anyone?
  4. Visit  PralineLPN} profile page
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    I live in the Baltimore, MD area. I start at $24/hour+$3/hour for 3-11, plus OT. I can make over $30/hr if I want. This is at a TCU in a Nursing Facility, and about average. Forget the hospitals if you need cash. Experience, yes, $$$ no. Also, don't forget to weigh your benefits package. A high hr rate may be offset by sub-par insurance. Or some places pay for school, but have a lower hr rate. It all depends on what you need.
  5. Visit  nursemelani} profile page
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    Quote from mumpet5
    I received my LVN in Texas, am now in New Mexico, as a Pediatric Home Health Nurse, I make $17.00 an hour, with no benefits, no health care, no PTO, etc. I am wondering what an LVN in Coachella Valley, CA would make, Palm Desert, PalmSprings, Rancho Mirage and surrounding nearby areas. Anyone?
    Hi Mumpet-
    I am also a pediatric home health LVN, here in the Sacramento area. I also make $17 an hour, and have been stuck at that rate for 5 years now!!
  6. Visit  allantiques4me} profile page
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    Quote from nursemelani
    Hi Mumpet-
    I am also a pediatric home health LVN, here in the Sacramento area. I also make $17 an hour, and have been stuck at that rate for 5 years now!!
    Time to ask for a raise or tell them see ya later.Dont you get an annual evaluation?I would request a raise.Give them an ultimatum.There are many homecare cases and companies out there.Dont settle for less than youre worth.
  7. Visit  nursemelani} profile page
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    Quote from allantiques4me
    Time to ask for a raise or tell them see ya later.Dont you get an annual evaluation?I would request a raise.Give them an ultimatum.There are many homecare cases and companies out there.Dont settle for less than youre worth.
    I get an evaluation every year, and they always say "You're doing a great job. We haven't gotten a raise from the state, so we can't give out raises this year." It sucks, but it seems to be this way with any home health agency. I could make more in a different setting, but I like the flexibility of home care. I let them know my availability for the month, and they schedule me as much or as little as I want.
  8. Visit  rsslpn} profile page
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    I work in LTC and when I started at the facility that I am currently in I was only a GPN. I started out at 16.50 an hour with 1.00 shift diff for 11-7 shift. I got my first raise at the begining of the following calender year along with everyone else, but then I got another raise 1 yr after I passed my boards. I went from 16.50 to 18.75 in just over a year. our facility is giving an across the board raise to LPN's that went into effect on 1/1/07 and is said to bring everyone up to a min of 21.00, won't know for sure about how much I will be getting until Wed! Waiting anxiously to find out!
  9. Visit  rsslpn} profile page
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    Oh, I almost forgot we also have good benefits as well and i also earn about 1 vacation day per pay (every 2 weeks). I have enough time saved I could take off for an entire month right now if I wanted to! Hey that sounds like a good idea, hmmm.
  10. Visit  LPN0608} profile page
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    Does anyone know what the payrate is like in Mississippi for new LPNs? I've asked in that forum but I guess no one wants to tell. I'll grad. this summer and some of my classmates seem to think it's over 18/hr. I love MS but that seems a little high for around here.
  11. Visit  socalnurse7} profile page
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    hey mumpet5, i work in palm desert...ive been working for a homecare agency here, they are super friendly and supportive...while ive only had my LVN for alittle under 2years, they are by far the best agency ive worked for, i think...im going back for my RN and they have been extremely supportive and flexible with my schedule...they are called MAXIM Healthcare, and they are always looking for good nurses, ive already referred 2 girls from my school...if youre looking for something, you should call them first..they really are the best!!!
  12. Visit  MsLady06} profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    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.
    exactly! I thought cali of all places would pay more than anyone in the country.
  13. Visit  pink2blue1} profile page
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    I'm a new grad, just started my position 3 weeks ago and I am making $19.00 an hour at an acute care hospital on day shift, full time, med-surg. I also work per diem in a surgical hospital and my rate there is 24.23 for per diem. I am in California. I am also IV certified.
  14. Visit  new_grad06} profile page
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    I am happy to say that I am a brand new liscensed nurse.I recently was liscensed in October and started my first job @ a nursing home/assisted living center in December. The starting rate offered was of 18.00/hr base pay plus evening/night differential.Per diem @ 22.00/hr. I would advise not to go for less than 19.00/hr least 19.50/hr.


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