I'm sorry if this one belongs somewhere else, but I wanted to know what one can expect to be making as an RN or an LPN starting out. I know it varies by where you work and all, but just a ball park figure, since apparently I'll...
I live in the bay area of california, and starting pay for a LVN is usually around $35/hr...RN starting pay is usually around $50/hr...its so crazy to hear wages being around 15/hr...that seems so low, but then I remember the cost of living is extremely high were I live.
As a new grad LPN in LTC in the south end of the metro Twin Cities area I started at 16.50 or so last year. Just over 17/hr right now plus shift differentials. The hospital that my LTC facility is affiliated with (across the street) also hires LPNs but I'm not sure what they are paying there.