california lvn pay scale - page 2
Could someone give me some insight into the average pay scale for LVNs in Sacramento? I have had two job interviews and the pay seems SO low. Per Diem is high of course, but I was looking for full... Read More
Sep 30, '06Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 6,975; Likes: 12,455Holy Cow! I can't believe how much you guys make as LVNs. As an LPN in Wisconsin with 10 years experience, 5 in burn unit ICU and 5 in LTC I made $14.41 and that was in May of 2006!
As a new grad RN in surgical/trauma ICU at a level II trauma center I make $20.86.
My hat is off to you guys. I am thrilled whenever I hear about hard working nurses making decent money. You (we) deserve it.
Maybe after I get my CCRN I should spend 6 months in Ca to save for grad school?
Oct 15, '06Joined: May '05; Posts: 16I just got my lvn license 9 months ago. The place I work at now, pays $20 an hour. I've been offered $21. And my girlfriend with 6 months of snf experience gets paid $23 in orange county.
Oct 16, '06Joined: May '06; Posts: 4; Likes: 2Wow $11, I highly doubt that. I know many SNF's that offer $17-21 an hour, I currently work in Pharmacutical research making $19.25 hr. Wonderful job too!
Dec 15, '06Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 1; Likes: 1I am in pre lvn courses now. I'm a nurse aide and i make $26/hr. but i work nights and Iv'e been there for 5 yrs. hopefully i don't make less....starting out as LVN. ugh
Dec 18, '06Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 19; Likes: 5I just checked the UCLA Medical Center Job listing and the LVN pay scale (the only one I can find that will list pay up front) is as follows:
LVN 6 East Surgery (Med Surg)
$14.75 to start
Sr LVN 6 East Surgery (Med Surg)
15.50 to start
LVN Orthopedic Surgery Center (a clinic I believe)
$16.76 to start
LVN Float Team Part time Per Diem (no medical benefits)
$20.91 to start
A friend of mine works there as an LVN and she told me that she really works hard for her pay. She's on a Med Surg floor. She says that she's teamed up with an RN but the LVNs do most of the work, whereas most but not all of the RNs she works with will just chart and hang IV meds. She also told me that only 3 units (out of 14 units and 4 ICUs I think she said) use LVNs within the hospital, while the rest have Care Partners (CNAs).
I have another friend who works in a SNF and she makes $23.00 and hour but gives meds to 45 patients.
The pay seams high, but as they tell me, they do earn their salary and often times feel it's not enough for all the work they do.
Dec 21, '06Occupation: LVN Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in Registry, all over the place ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 192; Likes: 11Quote from KashiaComing from someone who sounds like they have never been to Sacramento. Sacramento is no where near as dirty and polluted as you make it sound. As with any city, Sac has it's shotty parts but overall is a beautiful area. I grew up there for 21 years and have been to every nook and cranny and even the worst part of Sacramento and it's surrounding suburbs have never comprimised my health as much as this post has compromised my sensibilities.Ps/ Sacto Is Dirty Very Polluted So What You Make Will Not Compensate The Health Of You And Your Family. Best Of Luck!
Dec 29, '06Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 8; Likes: 2i work in oroville, ca. that's about an hour from sac. i have worked the same long term care facility for the past 8 years. i make 23.00 an hour with a shift diff. and we are working on getting a raise. i have a friend who works in yuba city, and he makes 26.00, as a supervisor. i work long hours, 12 hr. shifts. but, if your interested we are hiring and desperate for nurses. you won't make 23 to start. good luck in your search. and remember that the hospital both acute and long term are short everywhere, so you can ask for alot more than they offer
Jul 31, '07Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 3Quote from hopefullywow sounds like the company you work for pays low. I recently received my LVN and just started out at 22.00/hr. Its per diem and I work day shift. Its at long term care facility in the eureka/arcata, ca area. The name of the parent company is skilled nursing if anyone is interested. Good way to pay your way through a BSN program. Good stepping stone.Why is it so low over there? Payscale.com stated that LVN makes an avearge of 48k a year. Is this wrong then?
Jul 31, '07Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 3wow sounds like the company you work for pays low. I recently received my LVN and just started out at 22.00/hr. Its per diem and I work day shift. Its at long term care facility in the eureka/arcata, ca area. The name of the parent company is skilled nursing if anyone is interested. Good way to pay your way through a BSN program. Good stepping stone.
Nov 13, '07Occupation: New LVN!!! Specialty: My first yr. as a LVN! ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 305; Likes: 114Looks like this may be an old post, but that pay is very low!!!! I dont have experience yet as LVN since grad. is right around the corner but as a CMA I was @ $20/hr plus bonuses which averaged $22 an hour. My clinical site for LVN starts us $25/hr. PLus Im assuming the NOC differential would be max $27/hr. I have seen as low as $20/hr and was shocked!! When I get NCLEX done Im applying to my clinical site and then just going from there to work and then to my bridge to RN... its hard because I was getting paid so well as a CMA, that theres no way Im accepting the same or less after accomplishing 16mths in school as well as a license and my IV cert.
Nov 15, '07Occupation: DOU/ICU Nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in M/S,Tel,ER,Onc,Clinic,MH,Corrections, CC ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 37; Likes: 36Whoops! I made an error. I make $34.00/hour. I also get plenty of over time at time and 1/2 and Double time.Last edit by Lucid Vital Nurse on Nov 16, '07 : Reason: made a mistake
Nov 16, '07Occupation: Nurse consultant Specialty: Day program consultant DD/MR ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 1,256; Likes: 317Wow I want to work where you work Lucid.......
Nov 16, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: Med/Surg, Psych. ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 159; Likes: 146Quote from TracylvnLucid works in a state prison....lets all join himWow I want to work where you work Lucid.......