Attention LPNs in NC

  1. I have been an LPN for almost 20 years in Florida.
    I have been thinking seriously about moving to western NC.
    When searching for jobs,I noticed most ads do not give a rate of pay, or any benefit costs
    so here are my questions

    How much do you make and in what field do you work??
    Do you like the company you work for and why..
    Is their opportunity for advancement with your employer?

    Any feedback is appreciated
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  3. by   RNnme3j
    Hi!! I'm in Fayetteville/Hope Mills/Ft Bragg area. Typically LPN pay for this area should be $18 (BASE)-$20-$22hr (shift differential). Now, with your time of service as an LPN you should be offered significantly higher than that (depending on where you apply) . You will get the most hourly; LTC Nursing home, Government employed then Hospital--most to least. This is from my experience & people that I know. Any job that I've had benefits (for just myself) range from $80-$100. Family packages; $160-$250, per pay period. Hope this helps....Good Luck!
  4. by   TheCommuter
    FYI, you may wish to check our our North Carolina Nursing forum. Click on the link below to browse through the posts and threads.

    https://allnurses.com/north-carolina-nursing/
  5. by   elikat02
    That is great pay and benefits for NC. If you are near the southeast NC, the pay ranges from 13.00/hr - 17.00 (18-20 shift dif). Also, the benefits are not cheap. The office I worked at charged 400 a month for single health coverage and 850 for family with a 3,000 deductible. If your BMI was 30 or over, you had to pay a $150 penalty a month making my family health insurance $1000.00 a month. I was making $16.00 an hour and basically working for my health benefits.

    I've recently moved back to NY (oh I so wish NY was a compact state - it would make my life so much easier!) and the hiring rates and benefits are a little better up here.

    The reason why they won't give you a hiring rate in their job posting is because after you interview, the HR department looks at your time and experience and comes up with a hiring rate. It's pretty much standard nowadays. Good luck with your search.
    Quote from RNnme3j
    Hi!! I'm in Fayetteville/Hope Mills/Ft Bragg area. Typically LPN pay for this area should be $18 (BASE)-$20-$22hr (shift differential). Now, with your time of service as an LPN you should be offered significantly higher than that (depending on where you apply) . You will get the most hourly; LTC Nursing home, Government employed then Hospital--most to least. This is from my experience & people that I know. Any job that I've had benefits (for just myself) range from $80-$100. Family packages; $160-$250, per pay period. Hope this helps....Good Luck!
  6. by   jailbirdnurse
    I worked in that area as a correctional nurse at just under under $45,000/yr for the state and in LTC for $21-$25 per hour. There are opportunities in home health as well especially if you have trach and vent training. Some agencies will provide training in those skills. I have seen a few smaller hospitals that hire LPN's but that's the exception rather than the rule. My preference is corrections but I moonlight as a pediatric home health nurse. Good luck!!

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