Hourly Rate For LPNS - page 2

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  1. by   Rileycat
    For NurseJane:

    Where in Indiana do RNs start out with such a good base pay? I live in Lansing, IL which is right off the Indiana border and would love to work in Indiana since it is so close to me. The Indiana towns close to me are Munster, Hammond, and Dyer. I have not investigated all the hospitals/nursing homes in this area, but the ones that I interviewed with did not have good starting salaries. Three nursing homes only offered me $7.25-$7.50/hour as a CNA with experience and a certificate and the hospitals offered a salary within a dollar of my previous post upon graduation as a RN.

    I was aware that nurses with experience can make a good buck in IN, but I haven't known a new grad to make that much. Since I have only investigated a couple of towns I shouldn't make judgements on the whole state. Sorry! Crown Point is not that far away from me...how is their base pay?

    I am interested in working in the hospital setting so any updated/correct information would be appreciated. THANKS!
  2. by   Nurseloree
    I work in Connecticut for a nursing Agency. I usually have long term placements. Last placement was for 2 years, current one is scheduled for next 4 months. I make $26.00 an hour. I have only been an LPN for 4 years. Those of you who have been in the field for many years with low pay have my sympathies.
  3. by   NurseJane
    I am most familiar with the pay rates in Indianapolis. Your location is Northern Indiana and I have not been up that way when working or looking for a position. Indianapolis and especially east Indy. I only can speak for Long Term Care facilities as well. I am partial to the facility vs the hospital setting....it is more personal and feels more like my family. I also tried agency once but I guess I am more like the patients I care for...I don't like the constant change, I like to know what I am walking into when I go to work each day. I know how rough it is when the people around me constantly change...seems to be the work climate these days that people shift from job to job on a dime. I wish I could help you with Northern Indiana, Rileycat!!! If you came down Indy's way I'd be happy to help.....Good luck in finding something ...I know you can with the shortage these days!!! Did anyone read the Nursing Shortage article that came recently (this past week to 2 weeks I think) in the McKnight magazine??
  4. by   AnnetteLPN
    I know this is a late reply, but here goes. I"m in Massachusetts, so I don't know about NY but..

    Most LTC's start LPN's around 16-18 per hour, days, as new grads.

    Add a little if your'e experienced.
    Add $1-$3 for eve/ night/ w/e differentials.

    Per diem rates (if you are a facilities own per diem staff, that is) are around 18-22 per hour with no bennies.

    "Agency" (with health/dental and 401k) start at $22-25 per hour days, add $1-3 for differentials.

    I currently work "agency", working for about half a dozen facilities or so, earning at the lower end of the rates I stated above, because my agency is very flexible and always backs me up. I could make the $25 if I wanted to go to an agency with less scruples and no support.

    Annette, LPN from Massachusetts
  5. by   grandmanurse1
    I work in a long term care facility and have about 7 years experience. I make 17.85 per hour plus 15% for no benefits and 30% for working doubles on weekends which adds up to 26.65 per hour. Nurses fresh out of school make 13.50/hr plus $1.00 extra for evenings and nights.
  6. by   nursenel
    Hi guys and gals......you have depressed me terribly!!!!!! I moved to Florida from Indy . In Indy the long term care nurse that has a few years under the belt, starts at 18-20 an hour woth full benefits if u work 32 hours a week. benefits are usally EXSPENSIVE and usually 80/20 insurance. HERE on the other hand the poor nurses have to pay for CEU's and they furthur insult us by paying 15 an hour. I am appaled that some of you are only making 10!!!!!!!!! I made 13.50 an hour, directly out of school. The stress level alone warrants more pay...add on the paperwork,the ass kissing { smile } and Lord help us all we are worth are weight in gold!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   jhf0174
    I work in Southern Indiana and started out in LTC out of LPN school 2.5 yrs ago making $16.00/hr. That was pay-in-lieu of benefits, though, and the same as PRN rate but with guaranteed, set hours. That was $3.00/hr more than if I took the benefits. (Quite a chunk of money!) 9 months later I went to Med-Surg and down to $13.38/hr! RN's were starting out in LTC at $14.50 to $15.00 here at that time.
  8. by   KlareRN
    I am in northern Indiana (about 125 miles north of Indy). I think the pay here is pretty good. In long term care- LPNs right out of school can start at $16.00-$18.00/hr. Shift diff is usually $1.00 for 2nd and $2.00/hr. for third. Working a weekend will get you an additional $3.00/hr plus shift diff and hourly rate. And...you can get "shift pick up bonuses" anywhere from $25.00-$100.00 per shift. RNs can pretty much write their own ticket in long term care up here. The federal regs require 8 hours of RN coverage 24/7. So- facilities are desperate for weekend RNs. It is not unusual for a weekend "supervisor" to work 8-12 hour shifts and get paid at least $25-$30/hr. In alot of facilities- the supervisor never works on a cart- just is available in case of a problem. Usually just walks around and does some PR.

    I have not exaggerated here- northern Indiana needs nurses. Alot of facilities are looking for DONs with starting pay no less than $60,000/year. If you are able to relocate- we could sure use the help!!!
  9. by   lydianpen
    I am also from northern Indiana (south bend) and what KlareRN says is true.
  10. by   lpn_teresa
    Only making 11.00 per hour in LTC in Manila Arkansas. Am enrolled in college in Blytheville, Ark. Want to get Business Admin degree and start own business on line.
  11. by   GPatty
    I work as a CNA in Eastern Indiana and make $9.50/hr. When I graduate and get my LPN license, I'm supposed to have a starting pay of $14.50 in the same LTCF.
    Has anyone considered the cost of living in different places?
    Just an idea...
  12. by   RNConnieF
    I live in PA and as an LPN I make 18.00 + 1.50,2.50 shift differentail. Everything over 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week are time and one half. When I got my GN I got a raise to $20.00 with a raise to $22.00 an hour when I pass my boards. In the hospital I am making $30.40/hour for weekends 3-11.
  13. by   andrewsgranny
    Heck All I can say is call the U-Haul truck! I'm outta here I've been nursing for 11 years and only make 12.25/hour. This is craziness!:uhoh21: I'm moving to sin city!
    wait I was born a hoosier maybe I'll follow my roots and make some moey while I'm at it. Gosh! I cant believe what I'm reading. Somebody slap me!
    Last edit by andrewsgranny on Jul 15, '02