This probably has been brought up before but I couldn't find the right information. I am a new grad LPN from California applying for jobs in Missouri. I sent out my application to the Mizzou medical center and they told me that the starting pay for a new grad LPN was 13.15, while I had put my minimum salary at 16.00/hr since that's more realistic for Southern California. Is 13.15 the norm or is Mizzou just being cheap? I know the cost of living in Missouri is far less than Southern California, but can you really live off 13/hr???