I just passed NCLEX & I'm just starting my job search.
I am in the Houston, Texas area & I have no experience in health care at all. I have a friend who went to an LTAC & was started with $22.50
an hour (he had no experience). I interviewed with a guy last week who was offering $19.00
. The question I have is: What is a good starting salary for an LVN in Houston, Texas?
Thanks in advance for any answers.
May 3, '11
1st job just 2 weeks after grad - $22 base with $4 shift dif. - Psych facility
2nd job 8 mo later - $15 base. $2.50 shift diff. - Hospital
My first interview (didn't take the job) was $17.00 - pedi home health
Took a pay drop, but started doing what *wanted* to do, and that was worth it for me.
ETA: I think my classmates are ranging from 16 - 21 an hour - they vary from MD office, nursing home, and prison work. LVNs don't get paid much around here - and aren't often hired in acute care. - Good luck!
Last edit by punkydoodlesRN on May 4, '11