I'm curious, but what is the average pay rate for LVN's in California? Also, could you live in a nice neighborhood and raise a family on an LVN salary? Are there any places to live that anyone could recommend?
Hi it really depends on where you work. Home health you can get paid anywhere from 18-35. I know of one that pays LVN's 40 a visit, but of course it's hard to get in. If you go to smaller homehealth agencies you tend to get more. In a hospital you would start out making at the least at 24 and hour, but that's if the hospital is union. I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley area, and I think you can find affordable areas out there. If I were you I would go back for my RN. It just makes things easier. Hope this info helps.
LVNs can make over $50 an hr as ADONs or weekend supervisors or evening supervisor after working at a SNF/subacute for a while. Starting rate for SNFs in the Bay Area for LVNs is around $26-$28. As an ADON if a SNF you should be able to get around $40+ with just a few years of experience, with a $1-2 increase per year perhaps.