new LPN pay in a family practice clinic??

  1. I work in Illinois at a Family Practice clinic prn. I do not get benefits or insurance and am curious what the going rate is in your area. People tend to laugh when I tell them what I make. Granted I am a new grad but I am an excellent nurse. Also I just got my annual eval and it was excellent and the increase also made my husband laugh. Is this place cheap and I'm stupid or is this just the going rate???? Once I see what other people say I'll decide whether to say what I make due to the fact I don't want everyone to laugh too.
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    LPN
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics/Family Practice

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  3. by   TheCommuter
    When I completed an LVN program in Los Angeles in October 2005, a family practice clinic was offering $15 hourly to new grads.

    I now live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. A local chain of family practice clinics starts new grad LVNs at $14 hourly with a $3 evening hourly differential and a $4 weekend diff.

    Overall, clinic work tends to be very low-paying.
  4. by   ERNurse752
    I know a clinic near me (IN) was offering RNs $13/hr about a year or two ago.
    That's about half the hospital pay, lol.
  5. by   horrorxgirl
    I know that when I looked into working in a physician's office a couple years ago, then wanted to pay LPNs like $10.00/hr. At the hospitals and nursing homes, the average was $12.00/hr and then gets up to $15.00/hr when you get closer to the city. I work agency making about $20.00/hr. So offices and clinics tend to get paid significantly less around here.
    This is in Pennsylvania.
  6. by   kstec
    Thanks for your responses, and I don't feel quite so bad, my pay is $13.87/hr, but I'm still convinced their cheap.
  7. by   HeartJulz
    I just quit my job... because of nursing school schedule conflicts, but as a CMA, doing LVN work I was almost $23/hr... but the benefits sucked, no breaks, and there was only myself and the receptionist... so lord behold if I had to take a sick day because if I did I felt guilty because he was too cheap to hire a float... so it all depends on everything... one may get a lower pay but excellent benefits...or vice versa... (here in CA)
  8. by   kstec
    My biggest complaint is that I get no benefits because I am prn, so I figure I'm saving the clinic quite a bit of money and they pay terrible to compensate for my cheap, non benefited position.
  9. by   luvmy2angels
    Our family practices average $9-$11/hr with no benefits. I work in a nursing home and make $18.75 and $20.25 on weekends, there is a big difference.
  10. by   crissrn27
    One of our OB docs just lost his LPN, he was asking around, saying that he pays 12-13$ on hour. We laughed until we realized he was serious.
  11. by   OgopogoLPN
    I've worked for doctors (as a medical office assitant) for the past 12 years and they are notoriously cheap, but paying LPN's as low as $9-$15 per hour! That is horrendous. I make $17 as an MOA (secretary basically) and would be making much more if I still lived in Vancouver.

    Very few doctors here have LPN's in their offices, but I would hope that he/she would pay at least $20/hour considering and LPN can get $21.50/hour to start at the hospital and even higher in private nursing homes.
  12. by   dream'n
    I make 21/hour at the office where I work as a LPN. But I have alot of office nursing experience and have been there awhile. I love it, no nights/weekends/or holidays. My benefits are pretty good too. One thing I found though, if you work in a small-private office your insurance will be much more expensive, while in an office associated with a hospital/company your insurance is much more affordable.
  13. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from kstec
    I work in Illinois at a Family Practice clinic prn. I do not get benefits or insurance and am curious what the going rate is in your area...
    Salaries vary widely by geographic area. Even within Illinois, the rate in Chicago metro might be $2-3higher than 100 miles away.

    Best bet is to check salary.com or other sites that use their salary wizard. They'll give you the range for your specific area.

    Hope that helps.
  14. by   HULIYO
    I can not believe that doctors would pay LPNs $9-15 per hour when my starting pay at one nursing home as a CNA in Seattle was $9.75 and at my last nursing home there, was $13 an hour. Shame on them (doctors) after LPNs have gone through all that schooling.

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