LVN Pay for New Grad in Houston, Texas with NO experience

  1. 1 Hello Everyone!!!

    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.
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  3. Visit  BigButtNurse} profile page

    About BigButtNurse

    Joined Mar '11; Posts: 23; Likes: 14.

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  4. Visit  classicdame} profile page
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    depends on your local market. Really. Sometimes facilities will post a range of salaries.
  5. Visit  punkydoodlesRN} profile page
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    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
  6. Visit  nurse.sandi} profile page
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    I am a RN and was offered a $25.00 an hour travel job in Texas. What a slap in the face. So, I can not see making more than that. Just saying..Good luck.
  7. Visit  TeleNurse2010} profile page
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    Quote from nurse.sandi
    I am a RN and was offered a $25.00 an hour travel job in Texas. What a slap in the face. So, I can not see making more than that. Just saying..Good luck.
    I know someone who is a LPN and was offered $26 traveling job in Dallas, TX, so that is a slap in the face.
    livelikegold likes this.
  8. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    I think it is a slap in the face when I find out CNAs are paid more than a licensed nurse. And it does happen.
    livelikegold, north, JesJax, and 3 others like this.
  9. Visit  avon42} profile page
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    Hi Nurse Kissy, I will be going to Houston, Texas next week. I just wanted to find out where your friend got hired for 22.50 with no experience. I am a new LVN with no experience too and will be looking for work.

    Punkydoodles, where did you get hired as an LVN with no experience. I was just wondering maybe I could go to these places and try my luck.
    mshaw23 likes this.
  10. Visit  nnurse27} profile page
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    Any word on this?
  11. Visit  avon42} profile page
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    nnurse 27,
    I got hired at cypress creek hospital it is on Cali Drive off 1960
    punkydoodlesRN and mshaw23 like this.
  12. Visit  nnurse27} profile page
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    Thanks for the feedback
  13. Visit  avon42} profile page
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    Hey! Punkydoodles,

    Started early June, thanks to you,( for replying to my post back in May), I went there, got hired. Had to post here, can't send private messages yet.
  14. Visit  punkydoodlesRN} profile page
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    Quote from avon42
    Hey! Punkydoodles,

    Started early June, thanks to you,( for replying to my post back in May), I went there, got hired. Had to post here, can't send private messages yet.

    Congrats on your job. I'm still there PRN, so maybe we've actually reported off to each other
  15. Visit  CourageousMe} profile page
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    Hey, I'm getting ready to relocate to Houston and was wondering if Cypress Creek was doing any hiring and what was the start pay??? I graduated in Dec and just past my test this month on the 13th in louisiana and has not found anything at all here..... I checked there website for jobs but they have nothing for lpns so i was wondering if they are hiring do i need to go in and put in my application in person????


    Thanks in Advance!!!


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