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middleagednurse has 50+ years experience and works as a RN.

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HisTreasure has 10 years experience and works as a BSN student.

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$24.31 for low tech/adults, $33.71 for high tech pediatrics. No benefits and no taxes taken out (independent). However, I rarely work PDN. I work in ALF as a supervisor making $20.50 with benefits. It's not the highest pay I've ever seen but it pays the bills, especially as an LPN. When I work agency I make $22-23/hr. In the end, however, it's not how much you make, it's how much you spend. I have CNA friend ecstatic to make $15.50/hr and are living quite well.

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SLHLPN has 27 years experience.

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I am new to PD. I work a pediatric case. The agency that I work for pays all LPN's $18/hr. No shift diff. They do add a few hours each week PTO that is suppose to make up for holidays through out the year. There are benefits offered. I have been lurking around and learning a lot from you all. Thanks!

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SDALPN works as a Peds Nurse.

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I am new to PD. I work a pediatric case. The agency that I work for pays all LPN's $18/hr. No shift diff. They do add a few hours each week PTO that is suppose to make up for holidays through out the year. There are benefits offered. I have been lurking around and learning a lot from you all. Thanks!

Don't be so sure they are all paid the same rate. I've heard that a few times and found out they were lying.

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Don't be so sure they are all paid the same rate. I've heard that a few times and found out they were lying.

I've posted before that one time my agency told me that everyone holding the same license was being paid the same. Yeah, right. When I found out that a newly licensed, new to the case, nurse was being paid $6 an hour more than me, one of the first nurses to be hired when the agency started up in town, I was incensed! You can only guess what kind of reaction I got when I called them on it.

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SDALPN works as a Peds Nurse.

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I've posted before that one time my agency told me that everyone holding the same license was being paid the same. Yeah, right. When I found out that a newly licensed, new to the case, nurse was being paid $6 an hour more than me, one of the first nurses to be hired when the agency started up in town, I was incensed! You can only guess what kind of reaction I got when I called them on it.

Exactly! They count on us being gullible. And since most of us can't/don't talk, it's hard to catch them in that lie.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and works as a Nurse.

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I find don't a ask don't share my salary makes it a lot easier to deal with coworkers. I don't want to know how much more or less you make than me.

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I find don't a ask don't share my salary makes it a lot easier to deal with coworkers. I don't want to know how much more or less you make than me.

It was not so much that a newly licensed nurse was earning more than me, but that I had been told several times, not just once, that all of us were being paid the same. Lack of integrity changed my entire perception.

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For all those times where maid service by nurses is mentioned: just saw an ad for professional maids/cleaners in the medical section of a jobs board in my area, offering a nice pay range, showing me that I must have made a mistake in obtaining the wrong work credentials. There was no mention of professional license or accredited program graduation being required for this position. By posting this in the medical section, I'll bet there was a little arrogance to go along with the humor!

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BuckyBadgerRN has 4 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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When I did pdn through an agency, I made $35 and hour as an rn. Lpn made 25 I believe. When there was a change in insurance and the client had straight Medicaid for her pdn needs, I made $32.66 per hour

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I'm in southern nj I do only peds high acuity 28_30$ an hour pending shift dff. I have been paid stat rates upwards of 90$ an hour for training new nurses for very very fragile children. Been an RN 4 years. I don't buy insurance at my agency if I did, it's astronomical.

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North Carolina here... $24/hr + $1 shift diff. ...time and a half on holidays and vacation bonus check that is the equivalent to 1 week of full time pay and that increases to two weeks if you work there 2 years (max is 4 weeks)

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I'm in South Florida (SF) and work PDN with a pediatric home care agency. The pay for LPN is $15/hr and RN make max $18. Yes, you read it right, and no incentives for weekends or holidays. They say that because most of their clients are medicare patients, they can't afford to pay better. I know they only do it because the job situation in SF is very bad, so there is always someone willing to take the job.

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