Any clinic LPNs?

  1. I am considering switching from LTC to a clinic. The hours would be wonderful (holidays/ weekends off . . . haven't had that since I became a nurse). On the other hand, I am sure there would be a decrease in pay to make up for it. I would like to know what kind of figure is reasonable as an hourly wage in a clinic setting. Thanks in advance. Feel free to PM your reply if you would like.
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    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in med-surg, rehab, LTC


  3. by   TheCommuter
    When I lived in Southern California 2 years ago, the clinic LVNs were earning slightly over $15 hourly. I'm now in North Central Texas, and the clinic LVNs start at $14 hourly. In both cases, the clinic LVNs were earning $5 to $7 less hourly than they would have earned at a nursing home or rehab hospital.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    I work in a hospital clinic, and our pay is the same for all LPNs in my particular facility, may it be med-surg, ER or clinic nurses. I do learn a great deal, from a different perspective. And, yes, I would not exchange my weekends of holidays off for anyone. I do work side jobs on the weekends, but it is because I want to, not that I have to, and that makes a big difference!
  5. by   Fiona59
    If you work in a hospital clinic, the wages are the same. If you are employed in a medicentre or physicians office there might be a dollar or so /hour difference. The benefits and pension plans are better in the hospital.

    You have to check out your local job market.
  6. by   sharona97
    My Last Salary in A Clinic Was $17.50. It was Unionized and I had lots of years of experience.
  7. by   SAHMU4IA
    The med center/hospital clinics in the Bay Area start new LVN's at $20-25 an hour, and then progressive wage increases. Not sure about private clinics.