So I was accepted into a LPN program and I have decided to go forward and start it with the hopes of eventually bridging over into a RN program(if I have to wait a few years well fine atleast I will be doing someting I love, & there seems to be some pretty good online programs out there to)
Ok, now to the dreaded question....I have been looking in several places for salary in Colorado, Washington, & Oregon. I KNOW I am not going to make as or even close to a RN but I have heard some LPN's making 10-12 dollars a hour:uhoh21: I was really hoping to make ATLEAST 16
Can ANYONE please give me any insight. I really am hoping that I will not be making 10 dollars a hour
Thanks in advance for your help!
Sep 15, '06
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area of Texas and have only seven months of experience working as an LVN, yet I earn $18.50 hourly at a nursing home. Most LVNs in DFW, Texas who work LTC earn in the wage range of $17 to $23 per hour dependent upon experience.
It is very true that some LPNs/LVNs earn $10 to $11 per hour. Facilities in rural Oklahoma and rural Arkansas pay poorly; in addition, Mississippi and other deep Southern states are not known to pay their LPNs well. I know a recent LVN graduate who found a hospital job in San Angelo, Texas at the pay rate of $11.00 per hour to start.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Sep 15, '06