huge pay difference - page 2

just wondering if this is a common occurance around anyone else. i work in a hospital that the LPNs get $9.30/hr and thirty miles away, the nursing home pay $17/hr. is this normal??? i live smack... Read More

  1. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    I'm not sure about everywhere, but here, nursing homes pay LPNs better because of the high turnover rate of employees. People seem to get burned out a lot faster in nursing homes because it is pretty much the same thing everyday.

    LPNs in Southern Illinois make $9.00-$11.00 in a hospital (more through agency) and about $12.00-$15.00 in nursing homes.
  2. by   sbic56
    LPN's have been fazed out, for the most part, in hospitals around here. The ones that remain do make $3 or 4 more than those in nursing homes, though.
  3. by   thenuttybrunette
    I am a CNA in pinellas county starting lpn school in a few weeks. So far from the lpns I know they have told me is that they start from $17 to $21 an hour. I am assuming lpn's have more responsibility at a nursing home than at a hospital, but I don't know any lpns that work in a hospital setting.