LPN Starting Salary - page 8

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   kengks07
    Thats what I thought. But would you recommend any?! esp. night class? thanks.
  2. by   Sensoria17
    Quote from Sensoria17
    I'm in San Leandro but I don't know of any program that is weekends only. Believe me, I looked.
    There aren't any that I know of. Your best bet would be NCP Vocational in Hayward. They have a part-time 18 month program that goes all day MWF. The other is Gurnick Academy in Concord and San Mateo. They have an evening program that is 5-9 M-F for class but their clinicals start earlier, I think at 3pm.
  3. by   huganurse1203
    I have been an LPN for four years how it works is by your years with experience one to three years say for example 18 to 19 w/o differential and 3 to 5 years 20 to 22 5 to 7 23 to 25 ... 7 to 10 x amt of dollars... There are LPNS making 30+ a hour and if you go agency or travel your pay will increase it will increase every year you can count on that Hope this helps
  4. by   Seamless LVN
    I am a new grad on the westcoast and im making 20 and hour in long-term care. depends what state your in. Im looking into going with state correctional facilities and a new grad LVN can make up to 28 bucks an hour STARTING..not too bad....
  5. by   Nurs2love
    I work for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and I started at $25.00. After one year I picked up Lead LVN II and now I am making over $28.00. Our wages are suppose to increase to those of our Northern California soon, that should be an increase of at least $3.00 to 4.00. Get with a good company that has been around and will be around for some time.
  6. by   Seamless LVN
    Quote from Nurs2love
    I work for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and I started at $25.00. After one year I picked up Lead LVN II and now I am making over $28.00. Our wages are suppose to increase to those of our Northern California soon, that should be an increase of at least $3.00 to 4.00. Get with a good company that has been around and will be around for some time.
    whoa whoa whoa...now are we talking san diego county, orange county or L.A county because I am in Orange county and would LOVE to go to kaiser. BUT ..I had NO idea they hired LVN'S....is that in PEDS ???
  7. by   DarciaMoonz
    It depends on a few things on how much you get paid. One: is location. Some states pay more than others. Two: The facility type. Generally nursing homes pay more. I think it's because they utilize the LPN more than the hospital setting which usually hire RNs. Three: Would be shift. Nights and evenings pay more than days. Those are only a few factors to consider.
  8. by   Emerld2000
    I am a GVN in San Antonio. My ALF has offered me $17.00 hr area NH are paying 17-20 hr.
  9. by   HeyNursey
    I'm here in the southern suburbs of illinois, right outside of chicago... My first LPN job started me at $25... Hope this Helps..
  10. by   marshee412
    do i have an opportunity working in texas?
  11. by   marshee412
    Quote from 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.

    wow! thats a lot! Can u suggest any work plsce that i can apply if ever I graduate, Im from philippines.. Does it require any exams?
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from marshee412
    wow! thats a lot! Can u suggest any work plsce that i can apply if ever I graduate, Im from philippines.. Does it require any exams?
    Unless you have a greencard already you can not emigrate with LPN you need RN for immigration. Also currently retrogression is in progress and no visas and an approx wait of over 5 years. Much has already been written in the Philippine forum in the International section on LPN and no visa. If you have a greencard already then you just need to apply to BON for LPN and pass NCLEX PN
  13. by   marshee412
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    Unless you have a greencard already you can not emigrate with LPN you need RN for immigration. Also currently retrogression is in progress and no visas and an approx wait of over 5 years. Much has already been written in the Philippine forum in the International section on LPN and no visa. If you have a greencard already then you just need to apply to BON for LPN and pass NCLEX PN

    Thanks!!

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