LPN Starting Salary - page 6

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   teresadkinslpn2rn
    Newly graduated in Eastern KY...I have interviews this week...does any one have an idea what the starting rate for LPN's are? I appreciate the help.....
  2. by   Kelly93084
    I graduated in August and just started my very first job last week. I work 7-3 and make 25.10 an hour. I work in a pediatric rehab unit which is in a long term care facility. I love it so much so far. I live in new jersey
  3. by   teresadkinslpn2rn
    Quote from Kelly93084
    I graduated in August and just started my very first job last week. I work 7-3 and make 25.10 an hour. I work in a pediatric rehab unit which is in a long term care facility. I love it so much so far. I live in new jersey

    Thanks for the response...You make alot more up north than what i can find out around here...!:spin: Wish we were so lucky...I have only been told the starting rate from one hospital and it is $13.00...for new graduate..If anyone else out there from the eastern ky area could respond..it would be great! I was trying to find out before I go for interview tomorrow! LOL....Thanks again!
  4. by   jmking
    At my psych/group home facility, I make 18.67 an hour, plus I get holiday pay, sick time, and up to three weeks of PTO. I work by myself with two other techs, I enjoy the job a great deal.
  5. by   gt4everpn
    around my way (nyc) its $23/hr $25 with night differential+$20 for being charge nurse! this is the lowest i've seen for ny or the lowest i've been offered, some agencies here in nyc offer $25- $30 with experience of course but check out salary.com its really accurate, in fact my salary is higher than what salary.com projected, oh well, just my luck!!
    Last edit by gt4everpn on Dec 18, '07
  6. by   tiffdeandre
    Quote from feisty_lpn
    My 1st LPN position paid $14 plus shift and weekend differential. I have over $13,000 in student loans and my payment is less than $70/month.

    I think the higher starting wages for LPNs are those that have worked for a facility as an aide before becoming an LPN. My mother-in-law has been an LPN for 20+ years and she's not up to $18/hr base yet.
    I was just wondering, were those stafford loans or private loans that check your credit?
  7. by   Sensoria17
    Quote from tiffdeandre
    I was just wondering, were those stafford loans or private loans that check your credit?
    Stafford loans don't check your credit. Private loans always do.
  8. by   tiffdeandre
    Quote from tiffdeandre
    I was just wondering, were those stafford loans or private loans that check your credit?
    Sorry maybe u misunderstood my question. I see u say you owe 13,000 in loans and I was wondering were those stafford loans or private loans?
  9. by   tiffdeandre
    Quote from feisty_lpn
    My 1st LPN position paid $14 plus shift and weekend differential. I have over $13,000 in student loans and my payment is less than $70/month.

    I think the higher starting wages for LPNs are those that have worked for a facility as an aide before becoming an LPN. My mother-in-law has been an LPN for 20+ years and she's not up to $18/hr base yet.
    the 13,000 you owe in student loans, were those stafford loans or private loans?
  10. by   joyrck9
    What state do you work in? Here in NY starting is between $18-24/hr. I just started in a nursing home in the bronx 2 months ago and had no nursing home experience only 1 1/2 years hospital experience and started at $24/hr plus full benefits(1199 union). Per diem LPN's can get up to $32/hr(no benefits).
  11. by   aviahhasmyheart
    Well it really depends on what part of the country your in, as well as what part of your state that u live in. Close to the city or closer to the "sticks" makes a difference in pay grade as well as the demand for nurses where you are located:spin:
  12. by   crazy lucy
    Anyone from Georgia? What do you make in hospital, and in nursing home. I work in hospital - 2 years exp and make base rate 15.76 plus shift diff 3-11 which is 2.25 more per hour.

    I didn't see anyone from Georgia.

    Lucy
  13. by   Nurset1981
    I work just outside of Boston. When I started over 7 years ago I was making 19.75. I make almost 26$ an hour now. Depends on location, experience and facility.

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