LPN Starting Salary - page 5

by pat8585

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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... Read More


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    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.
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    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.
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    I Garuated 4 Months Ago, I Live In Chicago Illinois And I Make $32/hr.
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    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.
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    I would like to know florida salaries too. Daytona beach/palm coast area??
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    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.
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    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?
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    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
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    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.
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    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.


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