LPN/LVN rate of pay in your area. - page 28

This topic has been around before, but I was looking for something more up to date. Things have fluctuated in past two years or so. I know people are always looking for salaries and most of the time... Read More

  1. by   cheleb61
    I live on the West Coast Florida (just moved here from South Jersey) and I have geard $14 for doctor;s office, $15-16 for hospitals and Assisted Living, and $15-$18 for nursing homes.

    In South Jersey (Cape May area) the pay ranges from $16-$20/hr for nursing homes. Agency pays about $20-$25/hr.

    I also lived in Burlington County NJ and the pay there is great. I was making $30/hr through an agency. Nurinsg homes pay $20-$24/hr and Assisted Lving pays $16-$18/hr.
  2. by   jonesLL
    I live and work in Northern California on a cardiac telemetry unit day shift. I make 27.25 an hour with great benefits.
  3. by   jmp22
    Interested in Info from New Orleans, La. Lpn or surrounding areas.
  4. by   jonesLL
    I work in Northern California, have worked in acute care for 16 years, pay started out at 18.00 an hour. I have taken cardiac cert. course, ACLS, tele cert. ultrasound tech. I make 26.25 an hour and have worked for Sutter 9 years. this includes full benefits plus retirement.
  5. by   Lovely_RN
    Bronx, New York LTC and some private hospitals pay $23-25/hr plus 10% evenings and nights. The most I have heard of for an agency is $30/hr.

    The city hospitals pay the least (HHC) $37k to start.
  6. by   ex1140
    Quote from blue chips
    :angryfire LPNs make $10.95 in oklahoma. :angryfire

    I agree :angryfire
  7. by   pepperann35
    Quote from ex1140
    I agree :angryfire
  8. by   MsLady06
    Quote from NURSE1987
    New LPN in Northwest Georgia. Starting pay in a hospital is 12.25/hr plus differential pay. Starting pay in LTCF's is 14-17/hr.
    12.25??? woah....i made more than that working from home
  9. by   MsLady06
    Quote from ex1140
    I agree :angryfire
    yikes! i've seen MA's bring home more
  10. by   mel4
    Hello everyone, I am interested in becoming an LPN. I have been reading the posts and would like to know what the duties are in the hospital and in home health. Are you an independent contractor in the home health field? Also does anyone know what Kaiser pays? I would like to work part time if possible. Oh, and does it make a difference if you have an Associates degree with your LPN certificate? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Melissa
  11. by   91C_ARMYLPN
    Quote from jt8493
    Anyone know the going rate for Los Angeles? I have 5 years experience as a Hospital Corpsman (medic) in the Navy. That breaks down to 1 yr in an ER, 2 years in a FP clinic and 2 years in a physical therapy clinic. I challenge the board in July. Will my experience help me get a good starting salary or will I be looked at as a rookie since I have never actually been an LPN?
    Hi jt9493,

    Los Angeles has lots of employment opportunities for LVN"s. From hospitals, to clinics, home health, long term care, etc. Also, check with the County, City, and the Veterans Administration. I am not sure if California accepts Hospital Corpsman as a LVN. But, the only way to find out is to ask the California Board of Vocational Nursing. Here is their information:

    Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
    2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Ste. 205
    Sacramento, CA 95833
    (916) 263-7800
    Website: www.bvnpt.ca.gov

    A Medic may be equvalent to a Nurses Aides, unless you have certified Paramedic training, then you will probably be in a different category. The BVNPT will determine if your Navy Hospital Corpsman training is acceptable. As for California LVN pay goes... here in Los Angeles, will depend on where you work, shift, part time or full time, per diem, etc. Bottom line for LVN pay can be from
    $18 to $ 25 per hour, and it depends on your experience too. Best of luck in passing your exam, and finding a great job in the future. :smiley_aa One last thing, if you do get your LVN, there is the Managed Care industry....which is insurance. LVN pay is between $ 55,000 to $ 65,000 per year. That's right! It's not a typo mistake. Hope this helps you.
  12. by   91C_ARMYLPN
    Wow! How can anybody live on $10.95 pay per hour???? After paying taxes, despite a low cost of living in Oklahoma, a person still has to eat!!! How insulting for those nurses who live in that city/town! After all of that schooling, time, money, and sacrifice. Southern California has a high cost of living, high taxes, etc. LVN pay varies on your experience, shift, permanent status or per diem, part time or full time, etc. It depends on where you work: clinics, hospitals, long term care, home health, hospice, schools, correctional facilties, nursing education, managed care, etc. I have been a LVN for 21 years with various experiences. I have only worked in the managed care field (medical insurance) for only 18 months, and my pay is $65,000 per year base salary, benefit package is extra. I am very thankful to be blessed.
    Last edit by 91C_ARMYLPN on Jul 22, '07
  13. by   asuarez109
    Quote from blue chips
    :angryfire LPNs make $10.95 in oklahoma. :angryfire
    miami lpn r@ 20hr