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

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    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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    depends on your local market. Really. Sometimes facilities will post a range of salaries.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    Any word on this?
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    nnurse 27,
    I got hired at cypress creek hospital it is on Cali Drive off 1960
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    Thanks for the feedback


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