LPN Starting Salary - page 9

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   mississippi_lpn
    Quote from B300CLB
    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.
    Well depends on what part of MS, i can only tell you what i make and my friends and what i heard salaries are starting out at, No one i know makes less than 13 hr. Hospice pay 15-17 hr. ltc 15-20, northmississippi state regional start at 15 i think, and within a year my friend increased to 21 hr. hospitals around 13.00 hr, doctors offices around 14-16. i work in home health and make 22.50 hr with 3 years experience, assisted living around 15 or more. hope this helps, agency 26-30.
  2. by   mississippi_lpn
    Quote from shirleyjt2003
    Well depends on what part of MS, i can only tell you what i make and my friends and what i heard salaries are starting out at, No one i know makes less than 13 hr. Hospice pay 15-17 hr. ltc 15-20, northmississippi state regional start at 15 i think, and within a year my friend increased to 21 hr. hospitals around 13.00 hr, doctors offices around 14-16. i work in home health and make 22.50 hr with 3 years experience, assisted living around 15 or more. hope this helps, agency 26-30.
    oh yeah and this is not with shift diffs, shift diff is usually $1 more hr 3-11 and 1.50 -$2more an hr for 11-7.
  3. by   caliotter3
    It is all dependent upon the area, the time, the type of job your are pursuing, the job market, your experience, and possibly your bargaining skills. My first LVN job was working for an immunization clinic at $10 an hour. At the time, I was not put down by the low rate. I have been told by a relative that in a certain state, I could have been paid $11 an hour. Where I now work, depending upon the geographic location in the state and the type of jobs, you can expect anywhere from $14 an hour to $25 an hour. It just depends. Don't sell yourself short. Do your homework and go to work for the employer that best acknowledges your worth by paying you a decent salary. When you find out that there are discrepancies between what you are being paid versus others in the same category at the same employer, then go to them and ask why. If you don't like the answer, then go find another employer that will pay you more. If you are happy at the job, then realize that you are giving up in salary what you are accepting in peace of mind and job satisfaction.
  4. by   BayouLPN
    Louisiana here. LTC pays $15 to $18 here then a shift diff. I am going to work at a hospital now after 16months in LTC. I was offered 12.98/hr. shift diff is 15% for 3-11, 20% for 11-7, Big change from the $16.5 I made at the LTC. My friends....one started home health...$16 per visit, one is in a drs office...salary of $2000 a month....one went straight to a hospital from school..she is at approx. $15/hr now. I think the different states and the area in the state has alot to do with wages. If I were in Baton Rouge or New Orleans, I could certainly make higher!!!
  5. by   starrfillednights200
    Quote from mel1213
    I think it depends mostly on the facility. As a new grad I was hired as per diem to start off. I made $21.01 an hour and was getting almost a full time schedule, which was great!!!! I did than take the part time position because there were other per diem nurses coming aboard and did not want my hours taken off of me, which they were anyway because facilities look at the dollar amount not the residents safety.
    I now make $17.85 an hour. I am in the proccess of hopefully getting a different job making between 18 and 19 an hour.
    Good luck with your reasearch

    Hi,

    I agree with you, it all depends on whom hires you. I am investigating this myself. I am in the process of enrolling to become an LPN. It is a one year diploma program in Southern Wisconsin. I would like to work in Home Care, in Hospice. I was told by the administrator for an LPN.. just getting out of school, they hire you at $18.00 and hour. "Not Too Shabby". They had the utmost respect for the LPN profession, unlike the hospitals that I contacted that looked down on them to me. Even.. one school won't even have an LPN program, making me think... they think less of LPNs. In my opinion a nurse is a nurse. CNA, LPN, RN... I doubt God catagorizes us like society and hospitals are trying to do. Best Of Luck.
  6. by   annette1571
    depending on the state...my cousin is an LPN in New York ans she gets $22.50 per hr (nursing home)...on private jobs she garners $25.00 per hr
  7. by   Lovely_RN
    I just got hired for my first job @ $24/hr, it's a union facility. If I had taken the job at a private home it would have been $27 but they wanted me to jump through one too many hoops.
  8. by   gennavieve
    Think it is where you live, size of the facility, nusing home or hospital, Physician's office etc. I've been working for over 35 years and making 17.50 and I have a BS in Health services in 2000 but I didn't want to be administration in Nursing homes because I'd rather work with the residents instead of soing what the cooperation told me I could or could not do and what I had to tell the resident they would have to PAY is they needed some special care like ( reminding them to bath) etc,etc,etc. I received a BS in Health Services. I took the Nursing Home administration exam and passed but really just wanted to continue taking care of residents. The further education was more for me as I was55 years old and the old body was giving out so I thought I could at least keep my mind actiive for a while longer. I didn't want the nusing home cooperation telling I had to charge a resident because I had to reminf her to bathe etc, etc,etc!!! So I continued nursing and glad I did. I retired 1 week ago at the age of 64 1/2 and would like to do one on one for awhile. I'm going to enjoy a few months at home first tho. My husband is also retired so we'd like to do a little traveling etc. Gennavieve
  9. by   jgo86
    what kind of facility do work at if you dont mind me asking
  10. by   gennavieve
    Recently an Assisted Care facility!! Assisted is a relative notion where they are concerned, We have residents who do almost everything for themselves and MANY others who are almost full care, many others need to be escorted to meals, help with tolieting etc......so Assisted isn't truly accurate. This is in Indiana, also the same problem in Michigan when we lived in that area. In larger cities, chicago, Detroit etc,etc, salary will be more from what I have seen and been told,
    At this point in my life it wasn't the money as much as the insurance since my husband had retired 6 months ago and I have 9 months to fo before retirement but did it anyway ( retired) because of health but mostly not being able to give the care I wanted to give as the working conditions were so bad. What type of care can you give to 45 resisdents with only 1 CNA and you on duty???
    Good luck to you. I am planning on doing one on one care after a brief hiatus, because no matter what I love nursing. I've always felt the residents gave to me more than I to them...they don't feel that way I am told but if you give your all you receive something back...not materila but spiritual. Take gentle care of yourself!! Gennavieve
  11. by   annette1571
    thank you for the reply...do u av any knowlegde of saint vincent cqtholic medical center school of nursing in queens? thank you
  12. by   gennavieve
    I am sorry I have no knowledge about St. Vincents in Queens. Wish I could help you, Gennavieve
  13. by   Diahni
    Quote from HisHands
    When I worked in the boonies of Northern Michigan, I made 15.40. Another LPN that had been a nurse for 23 years and worked at that particular facility for over 10 yrs was making 15.70. That's right... $0.30 more per hour. That's ridiculous.

    Now, I work in a metro area for $24.50. It's one of the highest paid areas in the state, though. But the facility is #2 in the state. So... it really varies on where you are geographically.
    HI,
    this is an old post, but I am just looking for LPN jobs and surprised that they are starting at 23 or so an hour. I live in a rural area a few hundred miles from NYC and Boston.
    Diahni

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