Quote from rizza
The info i got is from careerbuilder.com. The statistics are based on avg california and high school level ed no degree's. Its based on what people say they earn so maybe people embellish or maybe they really do make that much. I hope they do cause thats good news for me!
The abovementioned link is from the California labor market info website. This is an official state-operated website from 2007. The average hourly pay rate in California for LVNs is $22.48 per hour. The 25th percentile earns $19.04, the 50th percentile earns around $21.88, and the 75th percentile earns around $25.48. With these pay rates, you'd have to work plenty of overtime to reach the $60,000 range.
This particular salary survey is from March 2007, and it indicates that the national average for LPNs/LVNs is $38,000 per year.
The abovementioned link was updated on August 27, 2007. It indicates that the average LVN in Riverside earns a whopping $18.00 hourly. An $18.00 pay rate does not add up to anywhere near the $60,000 range at the end of the year, unless you are killing yourself with overtime. Realistically, it will add up to between $36,000 and $40,000.
The abovementioned link is from the 2006-2007 U.S. Department of Labor statistics website. This is a government website. If you scroll to the bottom, it will have the national averages of LPNs/LVNs in various working areas.