LPN starting pay $26.50! - page 12

My brother just finished up his LPN school a few months ago, he got hired here in the metro detroit area in MI for $26.50 starting. I am attending the same school he went to, I am half way done and... Read More

  1. by   smc121381
    Was this LTC? I'm trying to get an idea of the LPN market in TX. I know alot of hospitals shy away from LPN's.
  2. by   smc121381
    Was your first job LTC? I'm trying to get an idea of the LVN market in TX and I have heard alot of hospitals shy away from LPNs.

    Quote from punkydoodles
    My first job out of LVN school was $27/hr with benefits. Worked two 12s and one 8 to be considered full time. I'm in texas.
  3. by   AZMOMO2
    When people say low cost of living I always wonder what they mean. I mean house payment vs salary would help. Here I pay $850 for my 1700sq ft house and my starting salary out of LPN school with zero experience was $24 an hour w/ benefits. So to me its a decent starting amount, especially when I also know of RNs making about the same as their base pay less diffs. at the hospitals and other agencies in the area.
  4. by   donna67
    Thanks for answering....
  5. by   Starr1966
    Quote from Lactation Specialist
    Be Happy, I am an RNC, BSN, CBE, IBCLC and only make $23.00/hr. No benefits. In FL.
    I know this is an older post, but wow! You have a lot of credentialling (sp?) and I feel you should be paid more than $23.00/hr.
  6. by   vintage_RN
    Where I live (Ontario, Canada), RPN/LPN starts at around $25 per hour. The major hospitals in my city also seem to all pay 14% in leiu of benefits...so a new grad working there is getting about $28 to start.
  7. by   molivas26
    That is awesome !!! LVN'S deserve to earn that pay... or more!!!!
  8. by   Barbiem2
    Started off as a new Grad at 23hr, in 2009 - now make 27hr in 2012 - my classmates started off between 17 and 25hr
    I started off in a low skill facility and now do disease management - the chicago suburbs
  9. by   Greymist
    I work in 65k/year position with the government as an LPN. The part that sucks, Is I am active duty so do not make the 65k my civilian LPN counterpart makes; However, I am getting out soon and have had 2 tennative job offers.
    1. is returning to the exact job I am doing now at 65k (contractor)
    2. getting my research certification and returning as a protocals nurse for 60k (but as DOD with benefits)

    Government Contracting jobs tend to pay higher than average but they are like a temp agency. once contract is up, Government may or may not renew.