I am on my second term in my course and i was just wondering if anybody knows approximately how much the starting pay usually is. Im in new brunswick.
Jan 12, '13
Pay is so ranged depending on what type of facility (acute/subacute/skilled/longterm/assisted living). It does *not* go "up" as you may expect on the scale. In Virginia (southeastern), starting pay (and this is a very rough estimate) can range from 14.50-17.50 for long term care, 15.50-17.50 in assisted living (or higher if you become management which is common as an LPN/LVN). in hospitals, pay can be as low as 13-15/hr (although major shift differentials usually increase that). Doctors office generally pay 13-14/hr. Again, this is a range and it's low. I know LPN's making over 25/hr easily. This also, again, is only in my area, which does not pay on the top of the national scale.